Nina Jablonski at AMNH’s SciCafe & Independent Evolution of Blond Hair

Yesterday evening I attended the American Museum of Natural History's SciCafe with guest speaker Nina Jablonski. She gave a talk about the evolution of skin. If you are a follower of this blog, you would know the genetics of skin color is one of my favorite topics. It has been a while since I have kept... Continue Reading →

On The Genetic Similarities & Linguistic Diversity Of The People From The Bismarck Archipelago & Bougainville, Melanesia

A new paper in the open access journal PLoS Genetics reports on a comparison of genetic, geographic, and linguistic patterns of the diverse populations found on the major islands of the Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville, Melanesia. The paper is titled, "Genetic and Linguistic Coevolution in Northern Island Melanesia." I think that Simon Greenhill of HENRY... Continue Reading →

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