Inuk’s Ancestry: The 4,000 Year-Old Paleo-Eskimo Genome

Hi all, this is Kambiz. I'm resurfacing to share with you a new Peopling of the America's research that peeked my interests. The Nature paper is titled, "Ancient human genome sequence of an extinct Palaeo-Eskimo." The preserved nuclear DNA of a 4,000-year-old man's tuft of hair, found out of Greenland's permafrost, has been sequenced and... Continue Reading →

4,000-year-old frozen hair mtDNA sequenced from a Greenlandic Saqqaq settlement. Pt. II

A bit belatedly due to my relocation to Boston, I'd like to contribute a few observations regarding the phylogenetic position of the mtDNA sequence uncovered from a 4,000 year-old lump of hair in Greenland. Kambiz has already reviewed this Science article, hence the readers should have a good idea of what it took to obtain... Continue Reading →

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