Richard Myers

Feb. 22, 2008

Mapping Human Genetic Diversity

We'll talk about a new study that looks at genetic variation across different populations and uses that information to trace the migration of the first modern humans--lending support to the theory that the first humans moved out of Africa across the globe

genetics, human evolution, migration, genome, diversity

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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