All posts tagged with coalescent

Mailbag: Y chromosome Adam

1 minute read

Hi John, I enjoy your blog very much. Ive been reading a lot recently on human origins and genetics (most recently, for example, Nicholas Wades book Before...

Time to revise the mtDNA timescale?

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Krzysztof Cyran and Marek Kimmel (2010) have presented a revised set of estimates of the human mtDNA most recent common ancestor (MRCA). It’s an interesting...

Timing Y-chromosome STR evolution

less than 1 minute read

Dienekes details his argument for why date estimates based on Y-chromosome STRs are overestimated. I’d like to see him publish it!