Focusing on ancient population genomics
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Genome-wide data from medieval German Jews (Waldman et al. 2022 preprint)
Over at bioRxiv at this LINK . Here's the abstract: We report genome-wide data for 33 Ashkenazi Jews (AJ), dated to the 14th century,...
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Population genomics of Stone Age Eurasia (Allentoft et al. 2022 preprint)
Over at bioRxiv at this LINK . It'll take me a few days to read this manuscript properly. Here's the abstract: The transitions fr...
Saturday, March 12, 2022
I don't like discussing current events and politics here, but it's impossible to ignore what is happening in Eastern Europe. It...
Thursday, February 24, 2022
A unified genealogy of modern and ancient genomes (Wilder Wohns et al. 2022)
Over at Science at this LINK . Broadly speaking, this looks like a more sophisticated version of something that I tried about five years ag...
Monday, February 21, 2022
KD001 is the first undeniable Pictish sample in my dataset, courtesy of Dulias et al. 2022. Thanks to Altvred for processing the files. ...
Monday, February 14, 2022
Blond hair is only indirectly associated with Anatolian ancestry in Estonia...duh
In a recent paper about complex traits in Europeans, Marnetto et al. found that blond hair and blue eyes showed a relatively high associati...
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Mainstream media BS: Europeans owe their height to Asian nomads
From a recent Daily Mail article by some clown named Sam Tonkin: Present day Europeans owe their blue eyes to hunter gatherers, their he...
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Ancient ancestry and complex traits in Estonians (Marnetto et al. 2022)
Over at Current Biology at this LINK . Here's the summary: The contemporary European genetic makeup formed in the last 8,000 years wh...
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The PIE homeland controversy: February 2022 status report
I think we'll see the emergence of two main competing proto-Indo-European (PIE) homeland theories over the next few years: - a homelan...
Sunday, January 23, 2022
I'm seeing increasing numbers of Bronze and Iron Age samples from Central Europe and surrounds with this peculiar set of traits: - sha...
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