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I’m guessing a lot of us have been waiting for John Hawks to comment in detail about the release of low-coverage sequencing of the Neanderthal genome – well, wait no longer. Subscribe to Genetic Future.

The genetic history of Iceland

Razib has an excellent discussion of a brand new paper in PLoS Genetics, which uses DNA samples from medieval Icelandic skeletons to explore the genetic history of the Icelandic population. This population is of course of great interest to human geneticists: the Icelandic company deCODE (the home of over half the authors on this paper)…