Tracing the peopling of the world through genomics

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Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Nielsen, Rasmus; Akey, Joshua M.; Jakobsson, Mattias; Pritchard, Jonathan K.; Tishkoff, Sarah; Willerslev, Eske
Year of Publication: 2017
Journal: Nature
Volume: 541
Issue: 7637
Pagination: 302 - 310
Date Published: 2017/01/19/print
Publication Language: eng
ISBN Number: 0028-0836

Advances in the sequencing and the analysis of the genomes of both modern and ancient peoples have facilitated a number of breakthroughs in our understanding of human evolutionary history. These include the discovery of interbreeding between anatomically modern humans and extinct hominins; the development of an increasingly detailed description of the complex dispersal of modern humans out of Africa and their population expansion worldwide; and the characterization of many of the genetic adaptions of humans to local environmental conditions. Our interpretation of the evolutionary history and adaptation of humans is being transformed by analyses of these new genomic data.