The Iranian Genome Project

Yesterday, my father emailed me a link to the Iranian Genome Project that caught my eye. Ironically, Razib over at Gene Expression also highlighted this project in a recent post. Much like the intentions Harappa & Dodecad ancestry projects, of which I've participated in by submitting my 23andme data, the Iranian Genome Project aims to enlighten Iranian heritage and health.... Continue Reading →

Complete Denisova Genome Released

We've covered the mitochondrial genome of the Denisova individual 2 years ago, back in March 2010. For those not familiar with the Denisova hominin, this specimen represents an archaic human species present at least 41,000 years ago - coexisting with Neandertals and modern humans in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. The species is represented by a tooth and phalange. A draft... Continue Reading →

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