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an overview of the genetic evidence for the origins of the indigenous people of America. A Public Lecture by Dr Maria Pala, Senior Lecturer

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Modern DNA (DNA extracted from living organisms) works like a “data recorder” for human evolutionary studies, because its sequence variation holds the record of past events that shaped human variation. Recent technological advances have given scientists a new investigative tool: the ability to open a direct window into the past. This has become possible by analysing ancient DNA recovered from ancient human remains. Geneticists can now use this tool, together with modern DNA based analyses, to investigate the origins of human populations.

During this presentation we will apply this dual approach to go on a journey, following the steps of the ancient colonizers of the Americas. Our mission: to shed some light on the genesis of the Native American people.

The Lecture begins at 6.30pm with complimentary refreshments served from 6.00.

Venue: Bronte Lecture Theatres

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