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2013-04-24 16:37:27

DNA sequenced from ancient skeletons sheds light on how modern European populations formed 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. The paper, published in Nature Communications, investigates a major component of the maternal population history of modern Europeans by focusing on haplogroup H mitochondrial genomes...

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. But were there more ancient migrations? In a study published online today in Genome Research, researchers present the first genetic evidence for prehistoric gene flow between Africa and Europe, dating back as far as 11,000 years ago. To trace the...

2012-01-26 11:34:11

A tiny mountainous region in southern Siberia may have been the genetic source of the earliest Native Americans, according to new research by a University of Pennsylvania-led team of anthropologists. Lying at the intersection of what is today Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan, the region known as the Altai "is a key area because it's a place that people have been coming and going for thousands and thousands of years," said Theodore Schurr, an associate professor in Penn's Department...

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. Thousands of the world's top scientists and clinicians in the human genetics field will convene to present their latest research findings at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 60th Annual Meeting, on November 2-6, 2010, in Washington, D.C. A number of the scientific papers presented at the ASHG 2010 meeting will...

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. In a report published June 29 in Genome Research, researchers have found that the diversity of the first Americans has been significantly underestimated, underscoring the importance of comprehensive sampling for accurate analysis of human migrations. Substantial evidence suggests that humans first crossed...

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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, researchers reported on Thursday. The scientists said that Darwin came from Haplogroup R1b, one of the most common European male lineages. "Men belonging to Haplogroup R1b are direct descendants of the Cro-Magnon people who, beginning 30,000 years ago, dominated the human expansion into Europe and heralded the demise of the Neanderthal...

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. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancestry.com, the world's largest online resource for family history, has reduced the prices of its genetic genealogy DNA tests, allowing consumers more affordable access to the family history information provided by these tests. Effectively immediately, the 33-marker paternal lineage test is now only $79 (down from $149). The...

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. For me, it's Ireland on my mother's side and the Philippines on my father's. New DNA tests, however, offer other ways of exploring our ancestries. So we signed up with the National Geographic's Genographic Project to...

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. Jenkins and an international team of scientists said the DNA has apparent genetic ties to Siberia or Asia. The findings are published online in Science Express. The Paisley Cave material represents, to the best of my...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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