I know I’m a little past the New Year retrospective – but I’m working on an academic calendar and my new semester starts this week.
I took a class from João Zilhão last term – “Emergence of Modern Humans” - really, all Neandertals, all the time. Zilhão has been one of the most outspoken advocates for Neandertal/modern human admixture so the recent genome analysis was a vindication – making it all the perfect timing to take a class from him.
In other news, though, it’s been a big year for Neandertals.
Sequencing the Neanderthal Genome
Green, R.E. et al., 2010. A Draft Sequence of the Neandertal Genome. Science, 328 (May), pp.710 – 722.
“The analysis of the Neandertal genome shows that they are likely to have had a role in the genetic ancestry of… Continue reading