Archbishop Tutu's personal genome sequenced in a study to shed light on human genetic variation and effect on human health This image shows a group of hunters from the Ju/'hoansi tribe in the Namibian Bush. The indigenous hunter-gatherers of southern Africa, often referred to as Bushmen, represent the oldest known lineage of modern man. By sequencing the genomes of four Bushmen and one Bantu representative from Southern Africa, researchers show that Bushmen have more genetic differences between each other than for example, do a European and Asian. The inclusion in current databases of the...
In a newly published book aimed at demystifying genetics, South African based Dr Nonhlanhla Khumalo speaks directly to teenagers in "Genes for Teens".
A Cornell study of genome sequences in African-Americans, European-Americans and Chinese suggests that natural selection has caused as much as 10 percent of the human genome to change in some populations in the last 15,000 to 100,000 years, when people began migrating from Africa.
Humans and their oral bacteria evolved from a common African ancestor A New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) research team has found the first oral bacterial evidence supporting the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens out of Africa to Asia.
When humans made their way out of Africa some 60,000 years ago to populate the world, they were not alone: They was accompanied by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which causes gastritis in many people today.