Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jan 11 - Professor Moses Schanfield - Where Did We All Come From? Tracing Human Migration using Genetic Markers

Of all species on the face of the earth, humans are the most disperse, in that they occupy the most diverse eco-systems present on all large land masses and most large islands.
In recent time, much work has been done using maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA, and non-recombinant Y (NRY) chromosome markers to map human migration and ancestry.  In addition, large numbers of other DNA based markers have been used for similar purposes.  However, anthropological geneticists have been looking at human migration and ancestry for as long as there have been genetic markers, starting with the ABO blood groups.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Shadow of a Doubt - December 2013

The Monthly Calendar of the National Capital Area Skeptics

  • Dec 14 NCAS Lecture: Martin Gardner: Skeptic SupremeColm Mulcahy, PhD Department of Mathematics Spelman College
  • Torn From Today's Headlines: Sylvia Browne (1936-2013)
  • Jan 11 NCAS Lecture: Tracing Human Migration using Genetic Markers, Dr. Moses S. Schanfield, professor of forensic science at The George Washington University
  • Dec 11 Drinking Skeptically in MD & VA
  • Shadow Light
  • New Skeptic Line Number