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2013-04-24 16:37:27

An international team of scientists, including Dr Paul Brotherton from the University of Huddersfield, reveal that events after the initial migration of farmers into Europe had a major impact on the modern gene pool.

2012-03-27 11:49:27

Large numbers of people moved between Africa and Europe during recent and well-documented time periods such as the Roman Empire, the Arab conquest, and the slave trade, and genetic evidence of these migrations lives on in Europeans today.

2012-01-26 11:34:11

A tiny mountainous region in southern Siberia may have been the genetic source of the earliest Native Americans.

2010-11-04 01:35:29

New findings on mitochondrial haplogroups and genetic variants that positively affect the aging process to be presented at ASHG 60th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

2010-06-30 12:30:33

The initial peopling of North America from Asia occurred approximately 15,000-18,000 years ago, however estimations of the genetic diversity of the first settlers have remained inaccurate.

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2010-02-05 07:25:00

The father of evolution, Charles Darwin, who hypothesized that all humans evolved from common ancestors, was a direct descendant of the Cro-Magnon people.

2009-01-27 05:00:00

Affordable Access to DNA Testing Reveals Family History, Genetic Cousins, Ancestral Occupations, Geographic Origins and More PROVO, Utah, Jan.

2008-07-14 03:00:15

By Michael Janairo, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 14--In my family, the stories of our ancestries are tied to faraway people and places. My wife and stepson are linked to the Jews of Eastern Europe. My stepson, on his father's side, has ties to Germany and Scandinavia.

2008-04-03 21:00:11

Researchers recovered human DNA dating back 14,300 years from dried excrement found in Oregon's Paisley Caves. Anthropologist Dennis Jenkins of the University of Oregon said the DNA is the oldest ever found in the New World, the university said Thursday in a release.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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