I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday. If you’d like to read something about science, I have a new-ish post up at Forbes to close the year out: “Five Amazing Things We Learned About History From Ancient DNA In 2018“.
Every year ancient DNA research deepens our understanding of history a bit more, and 2018 was truly a remarkable year for ancient DNA research. By February the total number of genomes characterized from ancient individuals surpassed 1,300. I want to highlight five of what I think are the most interesting discoveries made this year
Thanks, as always, for reading!
–Jennifer and Colin
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Happy New Year to you and yours 😎🙏
I am a twitter and now a blog follower and an ex-genetics major (it was my major for a while 1986-1988) but remain a genetics fan while working in a totally other field and I was always drawn to the human evolution end of things. I have been a casual reader of books over time (most recently both of Adam Rutherford’s) and am looking for reading material (magazines or journals that are meant for the educated layperson) or some websites or books that keep up with the incredible advancements being made in the human migration and pre-history story. I believe you are writing a book about such things with a concentration on the settlement of the Americas (put me down for a pre-sale). If I had stayed with it, who knows where my interests would have taken me but there is no doubt RIGHT NOW is an amazing time of discovery. If you have any reading recommendations that are aimed at the ex-academic/enthusiast level, I would appreciate it – and thank you for taking the time to consider this request. I like being engulfed in the story wonderment of our species as I read along and am looking for more!