Jürgen Osterhammel’s Unfabling the East is a book I really want to read someday. But I have to finish The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century first.
U.S. Officials Warn of Rising Threat From Qaeda Branch in Northwest Syria. Like Leftist terrorism in the 70s, this will linger for a while.
Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles. “The biological clues attached to pedophilia demonstrate that its roots are prenatal,” said James Cantor, director of the Toronto Sexuality Center. “These are not genetic; they can be traced to specific periods of development in the womb.”
“CCR5-∆32 is deleterious in the homozygous state in humans” – is it?. The paper that inspired this blog post will be retracted now, as some of the concerns expressed by the author of the post seem to have been warranted.
Is Yamnaya overrated? I think a lot of the time these “ancestral” populations are just good proxies for the “true” ancestral group. That is, they are sister groups to the ancestral group. This is clear.
ASHG 2019 meeting soon. Excited.