Thursday, 3 May 2007

DNA Podcast

The Naked Scientist, a popular BBC radio science show, had two interviews in its most recent edition on DNA studies of interest to genealogists.

The first was about a DNA sampling study from Oxford University, concentrating on people with all four grandparents from the same locality in the UK. It appears that the thrust is the analysis of autosomal DNA, although the example used was from a Y-chromosome study. There is a project web site here.

The second interview was with a PhD candidate from Leicester University who spoke of her Y-DNA study, and particularly finding a man whose ancestors were from Yorkshire, but whose DNA showed a rare African origin.

The interviews are available as a podcast, starting about a third of the way through the program, from here.

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