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Population Genetics

Building the Family Tree of Humankind

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

I am confident that each of you has been asking himself, at least once, questions on his genetic roots. Why do I look the way I do? Where did my gene pool originate? If you have, then you will be interested in the story I am about to tell you.

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.