SoS 62 – Ancient DNA and Mofongo with Dr. Maria Nieves-Colón

In this week’s episode Dr. Maria Nieves-Colón, an anthropological geneticist, discusses how she uses both ancient DNA and modern genomics tools to examine human population history in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Dr. Nieves-Colón is affiliated with the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and works as Senior Scientist with Claret Bioscience in Santa Cruz, CA.

Follow Dr. Nieves-Colón on twitter @mitopr or email her at mnievesc@asu.edu

Check out the papers referenced in the episode here:

Ancient DNA reconstructs the genetic legacies of pre-contact Puerto Rico communities – www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/765685v1.abstract

Genetic diversity in populations across Latin America: implications for population and medical genetic studies – www.sciencedirect.com/science/articl…59437X18300935

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