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2013-12-09 23:22:31

Dr. Spencer Wells, geneticist, anthropologist and author, brings large-scale DNA project experience to uBiome’s Advisory Board San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 uBiome is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Spencer Wells, a leading geneticist, anthropologist, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Frank H. T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor at Cornell University, to the company’s Advisory Board. “Spencer brings extraordinary technology and...

European Hunter Gatherers And Farmers Mingled
2013-10-11 08:46:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of new DNA-related studies, each appearing this week in the journal Science, shed new light on the history and evolution of European populations – including the revelation that hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived together in the central part of the continent for more than 2,000 years. That discovery, reported in the paper “2000 Years of Parallel Societies in Stone Age Central Europe” by anthropologist...

Scientists Use DNA To Study Ancient European History
2013-04-23 18:42:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal Nature Communications they have reconstructed the genetic history of modern Europe. The team was composed of scientists from the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), the University of Mainz in Germany and the National Geographic Society´s Genographic Project. They used DNA extracted from bone and teeth samples from prehistoric human skeletons to sequence a group...

National Geographic Reveals Next Phase Of Its Genographic Project
2012-12-05 16:58:17

[Watch NatGeo Video: Geno 2.0: The Greatest Journey Ever Told] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online National Geographic unveiled the next phase of its Genographic Project, which aims to use DNA to map the history of human migration. The goal for the Genographic Project is to shine new light on humanity's past, offering up clues about humankind's journey across the planet over the past 60,000 years. "Our first phase drew participation from more than...

2012-05-18 23:56:12

Two studies led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and National Geographic´s Genographic Project reveal new information about the migration patterns of the first humans to settle the Americas.  The studies identify the historical relationships among various groups of Native American and First Nations peoples and present the first clear evidence of the genetic impact of the groups´ cultural practices. For many of these populations, this is the first time their...

2012-03-28 13:36:29

Genographic Project study gives insight into origins of Afghan population A study by The Genographic Project has found that the majority of all known ethnic Afghans share a unique genetic heritage derived from a common ancestral population that most likely emerged during the Neolithic revolution and the formation of early farming communities. Through detailed DNA analysis of samples from 27 provinces, the Genographic team found the inter-Afghan genetic variability to be mostly attributed...

2012-03-06 23:55:16

The Genographic Project announced today the most comprehensive analysis to date of Basque genetic patterns, showing that Basque genetic uniqueness predates the arrival of agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula some 7,000 years ago. Through detailed DNA analysis of samples from the French and Spanish Basque regions, the Genographic team found that Basques share unique genetic patterns that distinguish them from the surrounding non-Basque populations. Published in the American Journal of Human...


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