Out of Africa & Across the Atlantic: Human Genetic Variation and African Ancestry

DateFebruary 4, 2022
Time11:00 am - 12:00 pm
DescriptionDr. Neil Hanchard
National Human Genome Research Institute

Recent reports have highlighted the lack of diversity among human genetic and genomic studies. This 'gap' in genetic data is particularly true for populations of African ancestry although, paradoxically, African genomes harbor an abundance of novel genetic variation as a result of a deep ancestral tree that is driven, in part, by continental variation in ecology, environment, culture, and migration. Human genetic data from modern individuals from across the African continent thus has the potential to provide unique insights to human health and history, especially among the global diaspora of individuals with predominant African ancestry.
PublisherDepartment of Biology
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