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Population Genetics

The Genomics of African Hunter-Gatherers: What Cutting-Edge Technology Can Tell Us About Human History

Joseph Lachance | Posted 10.21.2012 | Science
Joseph Lachance

What sort of knowledge is hidden in the genomes of African hunter-gatherers? We examined the genomes of 15 African hunter-gatherers, discovering millions of never-before-seen genetic variants and evidence of sex between highly divergent ancient populations.

Are Restless Americans Unhappy Americans?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Psychologist Shigehiro Oishi has for some years been studying the mental and emotional consequences of residential mobility. He shows that mobility shapes our identities, friendships and even our happiness.