Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Britain’s Dark-Skinned, Blue-Eyed Ancestor Explained

A recent facial reconstruction of a 10,000-year-old skeleton called the “Cheddar Man” has revealed a man with bright blue eyes, slightly curly hair, and dark skin.
“It might surprise the public, but not ancient DNA geneticists,” says Mark Thomas, a scientist at the University College London.

Greek Military Building DNA Database to ID Fallen WWII Troops

Greece’s military is setting up a DNA database to help identify the remains of Greek WWII soldiers who died and were buried in Albania.
The Hellenic National Defence General Staff announced on Wednesday the establishment of the database with samples from living relatives to help the authorities identify sets of remains currently being exhumed in Albania.

Register Now for ISHI 29!


Grow your career in forensics at the 29th International Symposium on Human Identification. In addition to the symposium’s scientific program that runs from September 25-27, a wide range of workshops will be offered before and after the symposium.

Workshops will include:
• Root Cause Analysis in Forensic Laboratories
• Analysis using Multiple Parallel Sequencing and mtDNA
• Leadership for Forensic Professionals
• Forensic Software Validation and Verification
• Plus many more options
Register by August 1 to receive early bird rates on the symposium and workshops.