Focusing on Polish and European population genetics and modern physical anthropology.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Don't believe everything you read in peer reviewed papers
Case in point, here's a quote from a recent paper at the Journal of Human Genetics (emphasis is mine): The Mordovian and Csango samp...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Viking invasion at bioRxiv
A new preprint featuring hundreds of Viking Age genomes has appeared at bioRxiv [ LINK ]. Titled Population genomics of the Viking world , ...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Modern-day Poles vs Bronze Age peoples of the East Baltic
Below are three of my staple Principal Component Analyses (PCA) featuring Baltic Bronze Age (Baltic_BA) samples from the recent Mittnik et a...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
On the genomic history of North Eurasia (Triska et al. 2017)
Over at BMC Genetics at this LINK . The accompanying dataset is freely available here , although it includes less than 300K SNPs, so the ov...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Polish aDNA PCA
Below is a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) that I put together for an upcoming presentation on Polish ancient DNA (aDNA). The five RISE s...
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Shared maternal ancestry between Slavs and Germanics probably dates to the Metal Ages
Over at the Russian Journal of Genetics behind a paywall at this LINK . Emphasis is mine: Abstract: The structure and diversity of mitoch...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Globular Amphora people were starkly different from Yamnaya people
The figure below is from the recent Mathieson et al. 2017 preprint; slightly edited to highlight the results of nine Globular Amphora Cultu...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Hints of deep genetic substructure in Iron Age Poland
A paper at Infection, Genetics and Evolution looks at the susceptibility to infectious diseases in two late Iron Age groups from Central P...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lipka Tatars vs Balto-Slavs
Note the huge difference in this ADMIXTURE bar graph from the recent Pankratov et al. paper between Lipka Tatars from Belarus and nearby Ba...
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Poles in the new Human Origins dataset
Harvard's Human Origins dataset is being updated with 238 new samples, including 23 from Poland (15 from Poznan in western Poland and 8 ...
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