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BBC: Europe's Seven Female Founders
- Article and links regarding new genetic research which shows that everyone in Europe is descended from just seven women.
Bradshaw Foundation: Journey of Mankind
- Stephen Oppenheimer provides a graphic display of the peopling of the world, tracking routes through a synthesis of chromosome evidence, archaeology, climatology and fossil study.
The Center for Genetic Anthropology, University College London
- Pursues research on the evolution and migrations of human populations in north Africa, east Africa, the Near East, Asia and Europe. Profile of staff, research themes and presentations.
- Using DNA testing to trace deep ancestral origins and population migrational patterns.
Genetic Survey of Wirral and West Lancashire
- Professor Steve Harding of Nottingham University heads a team looking for evidence for Viking descendants in this part of Britain.
Genetics and Genealogy: Article #10: Genetics and Human Migration Patterns
- Genetics and Human Migration Patterns
The Human Genome Diversity Project
- Stanford University describes this international project that seeks to understand the diversity and unity of the entire human species. Includes a summary of the purpose of the project and of the planning work done.
Imperial Cancer Research Fund Population Genetics Group
- Provides information about the laboratory's work in population genetics. Includes CIL tools, staff details, and related links.
National Geographic: The Genographic Project
- A 5-year study by The National Geographic Society, IBM, geneticist Spencer Wells, and the Waitt Family Foundation to compile a genetic atlas. Project outline and methods, how to participate, news, genetics overview and an interactive atlas of the human journey.
People of the British Isles
- A study by the University of Oxford. Blood samples from 3,500 people from rural populations throughout the British Isles will be used to look at the patterns of differences in people’s genetic make up around the UK.
- Provides a phylogenetic tree of global human mitochondrial DNA variation.
Population Genetics for First Year Students
- Basic information on population genetics.
Trace Your Ancestry with DNA
- Tracing paternal and maternal ancestral roots using DNA.
- Maps of the world showing the distribution of Y chromosome and the MTDNA haplogroups throughout the world, with references, by J. Douglas McDonald. [PDF]
A Y Chromosome Census of the British Isles
- Capelli et al. found that different parts of the British Isles have sharply different paternal histories. An article from Current Biology.
Y Chromosomes Point to Native American Adam
- An article based on Y-DNA studies suggests that all Native Americans can be traced back to a male founder who lived 20,000 years ago.
Y Chromosomes Rewrite British History
- This article in Nature comments on the findings of Capelli et al. in their Y-chromosome census of the British Isles.
BBC: Tanzania, Ethiopia Origin for Humans
- Genetic studies have helped scientists identify the region of East Africa from where it is believed modern humans came. (April 02, 2003)
National Geographic: Documentary Redraws Humans' Family Tree
- Geneticist Spencer Wells claims that all humans alive today are descended from a single man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago, in the Journey of Man documentary. (December 13, 2002)
BBC: English and Welsh are Races Apart
- Genetic research suggests the Welsh are the "true" Britons while the English evolved from Anglo-Saxon invaders from modern-day Holland. (June 30, 2002)
BBC: Genetic 'Adam Never Met Eve'
- Genetic studies suggest our most common paternal and maternal ancestors walked the planet more than 80,000 years apart. (October 30, 2000)
Science Spectra: Why Y?
- Neil Bradman and Mark Thomas look at the Y chromosome in the study of human evolution, migration and prehistory. (January 01, 1998)
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