Our genetic heritage from the Arctic
Today’s Video of the Day from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History describes the contribution of Paleo-Eskimos to genetics across North America.
Based on the genomes of 48 ancient individuals and 93 modern individuals from Siberia, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, and Canada, the researchers developed a model of population history.
“Our study is unique, not only in that it greatly expands the number of ancient genomes from this region, but because it is the first study to comprehensively describe all of these populations in one single coherent model,” said co-author Stephan Schiffels.
Video Credit: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History