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Scotland - A Place

‘Ava’: a Beaker-associated woman from a cist at Achavanich, Highland, and the story of her (re-)discovery and subsequent study

This contribution describes the discovery and subsequent investigation of a cist in a rock-cut pit at Achavanich, Highland. Discovered and excavated in 1987, the cist was found to contain the tightly contracted skeletal remains of a young woman, accompanied by a Beaker, three flint artefacts and a cattle scapula ... Read More
Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts

“To Ravish and Carnally Know”: Rape in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts

Examines rape prosecutions in 18th-century Massachusetts, contending that rape was seen as an expression of male control over women and was regulated by law in a way that served the men who held political power more than it protected women ... Read More
117 Asian mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) lineage F4 is associated with increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome

117 Asian mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) lineage F4 is associated with increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome

Since we first linked mtDNA mutations to Type II diabetes(T2DM) in a family study (Ballinger, S. et al., Nat. Genet. 1, 11–15), increasing evidence has accumulated implicating mtDNA variation in the etiology of T2DM and the metabolic syndrome (MS). Functional mtDNA variation includes both recent inherited mutations but also ancient ... Read More
Japanese Gardens - Wikipedia

16 Y chromosomal STR haplotypes in Japanese

A total of 1079 Japanese males were typed for the following 16 Y chromosomal short tandem repeat (Y-STR) markers: DYS456, DYS389I, DYS390, DYS389II, DYS458, DYS19, DYS385, DYS393, DYS391, DYS439, DYS635, DYS392, Y GATA H4, DYS437, DYS438 and DYS448 using an AmpFlSTR® Yfiler™ PCR Amplification kit (Applied Biosystems). A total of ... Read More
Dalmatia, Croatia - Wikipedia

3000 years of solitude: extreme differentiation in the island isolates of Dalmatia, Croatia

Communities with increased shared ancestry represent invaluable tools for genetic studies of complex traits. '1001 Dalmatians' research program collects biomedical information for genetic epidemiological research from multiple small isolated populations ('metapopulation') in the islands of Dalmatia, Croatia. Random samples of 100 individuals from 10 small island settlements (n ... Read More
Brazil DNA

500 Years Later: Understanding the Genetic Ancestry of the Southeast Region, Brazil

In preliminary analyzes with X-INDELs in samples from São Paulo, we found the following ancestral proportions: 29.4% African, 49.7% European and 20.9% Native American ... Read More
A “Copernican” reassessment of the human mitochondrial DNA tree from its root

A “Copernican” reassessment of the human mitochondrial DNA tree from its root

Mutational events along the human mtDNA phylogeny are traditionally identified relative to the revised Cambridge Reference Sequence, a contemporary European sequence published in 1981. This historical choice is a continuous source of inconsistencies, misinterpretations, and errors in medical, forensic, and population genetic studies. Here, after having refined the human mtDNA ... Read More
Figure 2 A, Breakpoint-spanning fragment amplified by primers MHB1359 and MHB1334.

A 1225-Kilobase Deletion of the P Gene Underlies the High Prevalence of Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 in the Navajo Population

Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder. There are four known types of OCA: OCA1–OCA4. The clinical manifestations of all types of OCA include skin and hair hypopigmentation and visual impairment. Although there are a few documented observations of high frequency of albinism among Native Americans, including the Hopi, ... Read More
Detroit River - Wikipedia

A bioarchaeological study of a Western Basin tradition cemetery on the Detroit River

Archaeological monitoring of construction in a Windsor city park on the Detroit River led to the discovery of an isolated cemetery containing the remains of eight individuals assigned to the Late Woodland Western Basin Tradition. At the request and consent of the contemporary First Nation community, tissue samples from five ... Read More

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