miércoles, 12 de marzo de 2014

Cell Symposium: Evolution of Modern Humans - From Bones to Genomes

March 16 - 18, 2014, Hotel Meliá, Sitges, Spain

How did our species, Homo sapiens, become what it is today? How did our ancestors spread across the globe? How did their bodies and minds evolve?

The study of these fascinating questions has seen a veritable revolution in recent years: genome sequencing of ancient and extant humans, and their relatives, has revealed our evolutionary history in unprecedented detail and sheds light on how humans adapted; new analyses of fossils and archaeology reveal what makes humans so unique.
Our Cell Symposium ‘Evolution of Modern Humans — From Bones to Genomes’ pays homage to this revolution by bringing together an uniquely broad mix of world-class researchers who study the evolution of our species from various angles — from palaeoanthropology to genetics, genomics and archaeogenetics, through to the study of cultural and cognitive processes. This meeting will synthesize our current picture of the evolution of modern humans and formulate the most exciting questions for future research. [...] cell-symposia-humanevolution.com/

¿Cómo nuestra especie, Homo sapiens , se convierten en lo que es hoy ? ¿Cómo evolucionan? El estudio de estas fascinantes preguntas ha visto una verdadera revolución en los últimos años : la secuenciación del genoma de los humanos y primates relacionados antiguos y actuales , ha revelado nuestra historia evolutiva con detalle...

Actualización 28-03-14. A new early modern human genome from Siberia

Ann Gibbons reports from a recent conference in Spain about new work that has sequenced a whole genome from a 45,000-year-old femur from Siberia: "Oldest Homo sapiens Genome Pinpoints Neandertal Input". The femur as yet is a context-free find from a riverbank, so it isn't correct to call it an "Upper Paleolithic" specimen, though its radiocarbon date puts it into that time frame in this region of the world. The overall genome of the specimen is similar to living people rather than Neandertals, and the investigators (led by Svante Pääbo) are calling it the earliest modern human specimen to produce a whole genome so far... / Link 2

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Actualización. A new early modern human genome from Siberia