A new paper in Genetics by Dr Capelli and his group analyses the genetic profiles of over 600 individuals from 51 southern African populations. The findings reveal that the genetic structure of these populations does not correlate with language or subsistence strategy, but instead with geography, demonstrating the important affect isolation and distance has in the region. […]
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A new paper by Dr Simon Underdown and colleagues suggests that anatomically modern humans brought infectious diseases with them out of Africa which they may then have spread to Neanderthals, causing their demise. More information here or read the paper.
Research by Greger Larson and colleagues into the DNA of dogs has revealed a possible dual origin with independent domestication from two distinct wolf populations in Eastern and Western Eurasia. More information here or read the paper.