Category Archives: Genghis -Khan effect

Yamna and Corded Ware

I hear some interesting things from the recent ASHG conference, mostly from Razib Khan. It seems that the dead have spoken again: it turns out that the genetic transition in northern Europe¬† coincides with the advent of the Corded Ware/Battleaxe … Continue reading

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The Genghis-Khan effect

We know of several examples of a huge expansion of a paternal lineage, and several other cases seem likely to be the same thing.¬† It’s worth taking a close look at the first one found, the paternal lineage of Genghis … Continue reading

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