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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...

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...

2012-03-28 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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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...

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2008-04-24 16:50:00

An extensive genetic study released Thursday said that humans may have narrowly escaped extinction brought on by a drought some 70,000 years ago, after which the entire population was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa.  The report notes that a separate Stanford University study estimated the number may have dwindled to as low as 2,000 before expanding again in the early Stone Age. "This study illustrates the extraordinary power of genetics to reveal insights into some of the...

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2005-04-13 06:55:00

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers are aiming to learn more about how the Earth was populated by collecting and analyzing genetic samples from 100,000 people around the globe. The five-year Genographic Project, being announced Wednesday, will use sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA to figure out the patterns in which people moved from one part of the world to another. It is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and IBM. "We're trying to figure out where we came from....


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