All posts tagged with Y chromosome

Y chronology awry

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Dienekes links to and discusses a current paper by George Busby and colleagues Busby:peopling:2011 on the Y chromosome chronology for the settlement of Europ...

Founder effect

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A founder effect is caused by genetic drift in a small number of initial founders of a new population.

Darwin's Y

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The Telegraph has done a puff piece about the Genographic testing of Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson.

Mailbag: Y chromosome Adam

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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...

Quote: Dating the Y

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Dienekes comments on a new paper that attempts to estimate the age of a Y chromosomal clade:

Timing Y-chromosome STR evolution

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