publication . Article . 2009

Human population genetics and “ancestrality” business

André Langaney;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2009 Journal: International Journal of Modern Anthropology, volume 1, issue 2, pages 57-55 (issn: 1737-7374, eissn: 1737-8176, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Tunisian Association of Anthropology
Abstract
Following the foundation of theoretical population genetics by Wright, Fischer, Haldane and Malécot, in the first half of the 20th century, applied human population genetics developed with great success with the improvement and accumulation of new technologies to measure genetic polymorphism, first through protein polymorphisms since the 1960’s, then through DNA typing and sequencing since the 1980’s. The field of population genetics and biological anthropology was developed by a handful of devoted labs headed by Newton Morton, Derek Roberts, Luca Cavalli Sforza and James Neel, followed by Harris, Workman, Niswander, Friedlander, Yasuda, Piazza, Takahata and som...
Subjects
free text keywords: Human population genetics, “ancestrality” business, lcsh:Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, lcsh:G, lcsh:History of Civilization, lcsh:CB3-482
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