Navigation Links
23andMe presents top 10 most interesting genetic findings of 2010
Date:1/12/2011

umans originated in Africa, had interbred with humans once they began migrating out of Africa.

Because African human populations are older, they tend to have more divergent genomes. But the human-Neanderthal split is older still, so the authors figured that any areas of the genome where variation was larger in populations outside of Africa may have entered the human genome through interbreeding. If they did arise through interbreeding, then the non-African segments should match Neanderthals. Researchers found at least 10 regions that fit these predictions.

Although they can't rule out the possibility that modern humans had already started diverging from Neanderthals before leaving Africa, the research team favors the idea of interbreeding in the Mid-East as the first modern humans left Africa. This would ensure that both the Asian and European populations picked up some Neanderthal DNA."

So you may not have been too far from the truth when you referred to your cousin as a Neanderthal!

The Spittoon also reported on a study published in Nature that used tufts of hair rescued from the permafrost in Greenland and then tucked away in a basement in Denmark for more than 20 years to give scientists their first glimpse into the genetics of an ancient human.

Eske Willerslev and Morten Rasmussen of the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen sequenced 80% of the genome of a man from the Saqqaq Culture who walked the earth about 4,000 years ago. By comparing this ancient DNA sequence to what is known about the genetics of modern humans, the researchers were able to piece together a picture of what the man they call Inuk ("human" or "man" in Greenlandic) likely looked like, where his people came from, and how he's related to modern populations.

More importantly this effort proved that full genome sequence analysis of ancient samples is feasible and is expected to bring abo
'/>"/>

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@rubenstein.com
212-843-8287
23andMe Inc.
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Related biology news :

1. 23andMe receives NIH funding to evaluate web-based research on the genetics of drug response
2. Colossal fossil: Museums new whale skeleton represents decades of research
3. UC doctoral student presents research at international conference
4. American Society of Agronomy presents 2010 Fellows
5. AMP presents at FDA meeting on regulating diagnostics
6. AAPS presents therapeutic protein drug interactions workshop
7. ASNTR meeting presents Sanberg Awards to Prof. Lin & Prof. Dunnett
8. Latino Theater Company Presents Dementia Starting April 29
9. Hormone sensitivity of breast stem cells presents drug target
10. NYU School of Medicine presents biomedical researchers Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Awards
11. P&G Beauty & Grooming presents advancements in skin care at AAD Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
23andMe presents top 10 most interesting genetic findings of 2010
(Date:7/22/2014)... purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision ... and, potentially, computers that manipulate light instead of ... such as etching them with a precise beam ... , Now, researchers at Princeton and Columbia universities ... scientists to customize and grow these specialized materials, ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... kids will hear that drinking milk helps make their bones strong ... messages foster the idea that if something is good for us, ... the Journal of Consumer Research , when children hear about ... , "We predicted that when food is presented to children as ... such as learning how to read or count, they would conclude ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and ... a University of Colorado Boulder study. , Working on ... stress-reducing benefits for youth, according to a paper published ... study is one of the first of its kind ... green settings and stress. , "Many schools already offer ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Technique simplifies the creation of high-tech crystals 2Technique simplifies the creation of high-tech crystals 3Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children's stress, says Colorado University-Boulder study 2Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children's stress, says Colorado University-Boulder study 3
... weed highways, and chemical warfare between alien and native plants ... NeoBiota a new open-access, peer-reviewed, rapid online journal ... Publishers continuing the former NeoBiota Proceedings series. The ... from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, ...
... new role for a protein that is mutated in Usher syndrome, ... findings, which were published Aug. 8 in Nature Neuroscience , ... of the condition. The study suggests that the protein called ... the inner ear, may also play a role in the transmission ...
... Institute of Renewable Natural Resources have discovered fresh remains of ... according to a research associate with the institute. Dr. ... of false spike "Quadrula mitchelli" with tissue still in the ... in the San Saba River in Central ...
Cached Biology News:Open minded and open access: NeoBiota, a new publishing platform for invasion biologists 2Open minded and open access: NeoBiota, a new publishing platform for invasion biologists 3Study finds new role for protein in hearing 2Researchers discover freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct 2Researchers discover freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct 3Researchers discover freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct 4
(Date:7/21/2014)... right amount of tension to a chain of carbon ... an insulator, according to Rice University scientists. , Stretching ... chain of carbon atoms -- by just 3 percent ... engineers might find useful for mechanically activated nanoscale electronics ... Boris Yakobson and his colleagues appears in the American ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... (July 21, 2014) The yield so far is ... developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make ... use in electronics and alternative energy devices. , A ... of the July 21 issue of the journal ... research in the inorganic and nuclear chemistry fields. The ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... York , July 21, 2014 ... on Global & USA ... Trends, and Forecasts ResearchMoz presents this ... Biomaker Market   to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, ... Trends, and Pipeline Analysis. GLOBAL & ...
(Date:7/20/2014)... nuclear fuel gets recycled, the process releases radioactive krypton ... basements with the related gas radon. A new porous ... appearing July 20 in Nature Materials shows ... but not out. , The CC3 material could ... from nuclear fuel or air in buildings and also ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Carbyne morphs when stretched 2Carbyne morphs when stretched 3Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution 2Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 2Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 3Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 4Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 5Global & USA Cancer Biomaker Market to 2018 (Identification, Technologies, Market Analysis, Competitor Profiles, Companion Diagnostic Co-Development, Business Strategies, Industry Trends, and Pipeline Analysis) - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts A 6A noble gas cage 2A noble gas cage 3
... 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One,Medical, Inc. ... (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a,leading fully ... People,s Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced ... Chuang Pharmaceutical Company ("Jin,Chuang"), signed an exclusive ...
... ANPI , TSX: ANP), a global specialty pharmaceutical ... its fourth quarter and year end conference call. The call ... on Thursday, March 5, 2009., Dial information ... changed, and is as follows:, ...
... Novasys Medical, Inc., a developer,of innovative therapies ... Services, LLC, a regional Medicare carrier administering,benefits ... non-surgical Renessa treatment,for women with stress urinary ... approximately 4 million Medicare beneficiaries in,Alaska, Arizona, ...
Cached Biology Technology:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Shaanxi Buchang Group for Naftopidil Dispersible Tablets 2China Sky One Medical, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Shaanxi Buchang Group for Naftopidil Dispersible Tablets 3Noridian Medicare Now Covers Renessa(R) Treatment for Incontinence in Women 2
... Dithiothreitol DTT White ... Purity: ≥99% by titration. ... Absorbance: (100 mM, 280 ... EtOH or H 2 O. ...
... more user-friendliness and absolute reliability united within ... of the Mastercycler ep system. In the ... been developing dynamically. The same applies to ... To keep pace with these technological advances, ...
... is designed for easy transformation of the ... for successful transformation simply by mixing a ... cultured yeast cells. No complicated steps, such ... The kit is particularly well suited for ...
... light balance makes your life easier. It offers a ... management for one balance. *Instruments supported: ... MX, UMX, AG, XS, XP, PR, SR, PG-S, PG, ... management: User guidance ...
Biology Products: