human migration

An analysis of Aboriginal Australian samples stretching back to the 1920s suggests these populations may have been on the continent for up to 50,000 years.

The transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural lifestyles seems to have spread to the Baltics without massive migration from Anatolia or the Levant.

The study suggests that modern human populations split into an eastern and a western group some 45,000 years ago, not long after the main out-of-Africa migration.

Two new Nature Communications studies underscored the need for better genomic studies of populations of non-European ancestry.

Genome sequences of individuals from populations around the world provided insights into out-of-Africa migrations and Aboriginal Australian ancestry.

Continuity in mitochondrial genomes present at an archeological site in Lima suggests cultural diffusion contributed to expansion of an imperialist Wari group.

Based on SNP profiles for individuals from 18 populations in mainland India, West Bengal researchers propose four main ancestral components in Indian genomes.

Ötzi the Iceman

Researchers generated a near complete genome sequence for a 5,300 year old Helicobacter pylori strain found in the gut of Ötzi, the Tyrolean Iceman.

The genetic evidence supports a link between migrations and important cultural shifts like the emergence of agriculture or metal tools occurring in parallel.

Researchers retraced the effects of historical migrations and admixture events on the genomes of admixed Latinos in South America today. 

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CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.