All posts tagged with population history

The North African Neandertal descendants

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A new paper by Federico Snchez-Quinto and colleagues reports on comparisons of North African population samples with the Neandertal DNA project data Sanchez-...

New data on Ashkenazi population history

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Bray and colleagues Bray:Ashkenazi:2010 report on genotyping of 471 people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. This is one of the largest samples of a single human ...

French Neolithic discontinuities

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Marie-France Deguilloux and colleagues Deguilloux:2010 present a short analysis of ancient mtDNA recovered from a Neolithic burial at Prissé-la-Charrière, be...

SNPtastic India

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The cover story in Nature this week is a paper about the population history of India, from David Reich’s lab. It’s an important contribution to our knowledge...

Plumbing for bottlenecks

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My series on mutual information and tests of selection (which began with "Information theory: a short introduction") is at a branching point. One of the crit...

Gene-culture models and reductionism

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In the random corners of Google, I was led to a short 2004 letter in American Anthropologist by Daniel Wildcat, Irena Sumi and Vine Deloria, Jr. I found this...