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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.
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.
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]
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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