Submitted 5 April 2016 by Ingrid Benirschke-Perkins
Join the live webcast! "Ancient DNA and Human Evolution" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, April 29th (1:00 – 5:30 pm PT), co-chaired by Richard “Ed” Green (UC Santa Cruz) and Anne Stone (Arizona State Univ).
Ancient DNA data have provided unprecedented insights into the recent history of our species. In particular, methodological improvements and innovations over the last ten years have advanced our ability to recover small fragments, target specific sequences, identify damage patterns, and obtain genome scale data. As a result, we have evidence for admixture among modern and archaic humans as well as greater appreciation for the complexity of population histories for modern humans around the world. This symposium brings together researchers at the forefront of ancient DNA research and population genetics to discuss current developments and share insights about human migration and adaptation.
Access the live webcast here on April 29: https://carta.anthropogeny.org/events/ancient-dna-and-human-evolution
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