Indigenous American genetic studies
Genetic history of indigenous peoples of the Americas primarily focus on Human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups and Human mitochondrial DNA haplogroups. Autosomal "atDNA" markers are also used, but differ...
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Animated map shows how humans migrated across the globe
It's tough to know what happened on Earth thousands of years before anyone started writing anything down. But thanks to the amazing work of anthropologists a...
Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why You Only Get Mitochondrial DNA From Your Mum
Your relatives probably can’t stop talking about how much you look like your mum or your dad, but the truth is, while you might have gotten your dad’s eyes, you carry more of your mother’s genes than ...
Major Depression Leaves A Metabolic Mark
Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 23. The findings in humans and mice offer new insig...
Mitochondria Editing Tried In Mice
Researchers have developed a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows. Salk Institute scientists used specifically enginee...
DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator
A Californian start-up will be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screens for a rare genetic condition.
Timeline of human evolution
The timeline of human evolution outlines the major events in the development of the human species, and the evolution of humans' ancestors. It includes a brief explanation of some animals, species or g...
Recent African origin of modern humans
In paleoanthropology, the recent African origin of modern humans, or the "Out of Africa" theory, is the most widely accepted model of the geographic origin and early migration of anatomically modern h...
Recent African origin of modern humans - Wikipedia
Y-DNA haplogroups in Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Listed here are notable Indigenous peoples of the Americas by human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups based on relevant studies. The samples are taken from individuals identified with the ethnic and lingui...
Y-DNA haplogroups in Indigenous peoples of the Americas - Wikipedia
Haplogroup Q (Y-DNA)
Haplogroup Q-M242 is a Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup.
Haplogroup Q-M242 is one of the two branches of haplogroup P-M45. Haplogroup Q-M242 is believed to have arisen in North Asia approximately 17,00...
Haplogroup Q (Y-DNA) - Wikipedia
Haplogroup Q1a3a (Y-DNA)
Haplogroup Q-M3 (Y-DNA) is a Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup. Haplogroup Q-M3 is a subclade of Haplogroup Q-L54.Haplogroup Q-M3 was previously known as Haplogroup Q3. In 1996 the research group at Stanfor...
Haplogroup R1 (Y-DNA)
In human genetics, Haplogroup R-M173 is a Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup, a subgroup of haplogroup R, associated with the M173 mutation. It is dominated in modern populations by two Eurasian clades, R-M4...
Haplogroup R1 (Y-DNA) - Wikipedia
Haplogroup C3 (Y-DNA)
In human genetics, Haplogroup C-M217 is a Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup found with greatest frequency in indigenous Siberians (Buryats, Evens, Evenks, Udegeys, etc.), Kazakhs, and Mongolians. Haplogroup...
Haplogroup C3 (Y-DNA) - Wikipedia
Mitochondrial DNA
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA or mDNA) is the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles within eukaryotic cells that convert chemical energy from food into a form that cells can use, adenosine triph...
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Human genetic variation
Human genetic variation is the genetic differences both within and among populations. There may be multiple variants of any given gene in the human population (genes), leading to polymorphism. Many ge...
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Population genetics
Population genetics is the study of the distributions and changes of allele frequency in a population, as the population is subject to the four main evolutionary processes: natural selection, genetic ...
Miscegenation
Miscegenation (/mɪˌsɛdʒɨˈneɪʃən/; from the Latin miscere "to mix" + genus "kind") is the mixing of different racial groups through marriage, cohabitation, sexual relations, or procreation.The term mis...
Miscegenation - Wikipedia
ABO blood group system
The ABO blood group system is the most important blood type system (or blood group system) in human blood transfusion. The associated anti-A and anti-B antibodies are usually IgM antibodies, which are...
ABO blood group system - Wikipedia
Genealogical DNA test
A genealogical DNA test looks at a person's genome at specific locations. Results give information about genealogy or personal ancestry. In general, these tests compare the results of an individual to...
Genealogical DNA test - Wikipedia
Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why You Only Get Mitochondrial DNA From Your Mum
Your relatives probably can’t stop talking about how much you look like your mum or your dad, but the truth is, while you might have gotten your dad’s eyes, you carry more of your mother’s genes than ...
Gene flow
In population genetics, gene flow (also known as gene migration) is the transfer of alleles or genes from one population to another.Migration into or out of a population may be responsible for a marke...
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Horizontal gene transfer
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) refers to the transfer of genes between organisms in a manner other than traditional reproduction. Also termed lateral gene transfer (LGT), it contrasts with vertical tr...
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Mutation
In biology, a mutation is a permanent change of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic elements. Mutations result from damage to DNA whic...
Neanderthal extinction hypotheses
Neanderthal extinction refers to the sudden disappearance of Neanderthals during a time when modern humans began to emerge in Eurasia. Since the discovery of Neanderthal remains, both the Neanderthal...
Neanderthal extinction hypotheses - Wikipedia
DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator
A Californian start-up will be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screens for a rare genetic condition.
Homo antecessor
Homo antecessor is an extinct human species (or subspecies) dating from 800,000 to 1.2 million years ago, that was discovered by Eudald Carbonell, Juan Luis Arsuaga and J. M. Bermúdez de Castro. H. a...
Homo antecessor - Wikipedia
Homo sapiens
Homo sapiens (Latin: "wise man") is the binomial nomenclature (also known as the scientific name) for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and many other extinc...
Archaeogenetics
Archaeogenetics, a term coined by British archaeologist and paleolinguist Colin Renfrew, refers to the application of the techniques of molecular population genetics to the study of the human past. Th...
Homo habilis
Homo habilis is a species of the Hominini tribe, during the Gelasian and early Calabrian stages of the Pleistocene period, between roughly 2.1 and 1.5 million years ago.
There has been scholarly...
Homo habilis - Wikipedia
Chimpanzee–human last common ancestor
The chimpanzee–human last common ancestor (CHLCA, CLCA, or C/H LCA) is the last species that the genera Homo and Pan (i.e. humans on one hand and bonobos and common chimpanzees on the other) share as...