Genetics & Genomics

Ancient DNA Provides New Insights into Ashkenazi Jewish History: Analysis reveals medieval genetic diversity, illuminates founder event

December 1, 2022

The largest study to date of ancient DNA from Jewish individuals reveals unexpected genetic subgroups in medieval German Ashkenazi Jews and sheds light on the “founder event” in which a small population gave rise to most present-day Ashkenazi Jews.

 

The findings, spearheaded by geneticists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Harvard Medical School, were published Nov. 30 in Cell.

About half of Jewish people around the world today identify as Ashkenazi, meaning that...

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2021 Aug 03

Evelyn Jagoda Dissertation Defense: "Investigations into the Adaptive Value and Biological Consequences of Positively-Selected Neanderthal Introgressed Genetic Variation in Modern Humans"

9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

Virtual - RSVP to mmccoy@fas.harvard.edu for zoom link!

"Investigations into the Adaptive Value and Biological Consequences of Positively-Selected Neanderthal Introgressed Genetic Variation in Modern Humans"

Evelyn Jagoda, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

Tuesday, August 3, 9:00-10:00 am EST

Please RSVP to Mallory McCoy for the zoom link & password (mmccoy@fas.harvard.edu). 

 

Abstract: 

The sequencing of ancient genomes has revealed that...

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