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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Announcement: This Week At The Science Circle: “Mitochondrial Eve”
“Mitochondrial Eve” by Mary Anne Clark
Saturday, March 31 at 10AM - 11AM PDT
Variations in the sequence of mitochondrial DNA can be used to identify human lineages and mark human migration patterns. In 1987, mtDNA samples from 147 women were compared and used to infer the sequence and origin of the mitochondria of the common ancestor of all humans. The popular press and science writers were quick to name this common ancestor “Mitochondrial Eve.” What has the continued study of human mitochondrial sequences told us about our origin and history?
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