Focusing on European population genetics and modern physical anthropology.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Out-of-India Theory (OIT) challenge: can we hear a viable argument for once?
Recent weeks have seen a rash of activity from OIT proponents defending their "truth", largely as a response to a news feature in...
Monday, July 17, 2017
On the Mesolithic colonization of Scandinavia (Günther et al. 2017 preprint)
Over at bioRxiv at this link . The main takeaway point from this preprint is that Scandinavia was a more happening place than most of the r...
Sunday, July 16, 2017
North European admixture in the Han Chinese (Charleston et al. 2017 preprint)
Over at bioRxiv at this link . Emphasis is mine. The estimated date of the North European-related admixture signal is probably much too lat...
Saturday, July 15, 2017
ASHG 2017 crowdfunding drive
The annual American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting is being held in Orlando, FL, on October 17-21 (see here ). The talk abstracts ...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Indian confirmation bias
In a largely fact free but obfuscation rich comment piece at The Hindu , Indian scientists Gyaneshwer Chaubey and Kumarasamy Thangaraj ask w...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Working topology for Eurasian population structure
Here's my new "basic" qpGraph topology that I'll be using to test phylogenetic and mixture models for Eurasians. I think ...
Monday, July 10, 2017
Armenian confirmation bias
Current Biology recently published a paper by Margaryan and Derenko et al. titled Eight Millennia of Matrilineal Genetic Continuity in the ...
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Out-of-India chickens coming home to roost
Razib has posted a spacious but none-too-technical review of the ongoing Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT) controversy, along with some personal a...
Europeans: genetically homogeneous on a global scale
From SMBE 2017 via benmpeter on Twitter: Also at SMBE 2017, David Reich is "sad to leave space of f-statistics", presumably b...
Monday, July 3, 2017
The Indo-Europeanization of South Asia: migration or invasion?
The recent avalanche of ancient DNA data from across Eastern Europe, including modern-day Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Ukraine and we...
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