Saturday, 2 November 2013

My presentations at Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2013

Both of my presentations from the recent Genetic Genealogy Ireland conference held in Dublin from 18th to 20th October can now be found on the Genetic Genealogy Ireland YouTube channel. You can watch the recordings on YouTube or click on the links below.

 DNA for Beginners: The Three Tests

Chromosomes, Conquerors and Castles: DNA and the Cruise/Cruwys/Cruse One-Name Study 

The handout for my talks can be downloaded from my Dropbox account.


Anonymous said...

Have you read Chikhi's letter in Human Biology 2009 where he appears to coin the term astrologenetics? "Far from the timely and appealing "archaeogenetics" nicely and independently coined by Colin Renfrew and Antonio Amorim, the 1990s saw the development of what I would rather call astrologenetics, with its "mythochondrial" DNA stories. " see also Box 12.3 in 2nd edition of Human evolutionary genetics. So the attacks on phylogeography both professional and commercial are nothing new! reference is: Chikhi, Lounes. "Update to Chikhi et al.'s 'Clinal Variation in the Nuclear DNA of Europeans' (1998): genetic data and storytelling--from archaeogenetics to astrologenetics?" Human Biology 81.5-6 (2009): 639+. Expanded Academic ASAP. Web. 5 Nov. 2013.

Debbie Kennett said...

Thank you for that very useful reference. I was not previously aware of Chikkhi's letter. The term "astrologenetics" doesn't seem to have caught on, and "genetic astrology" now seems to be the favoured phrase. "Genetic astrology" seems to predate astrologenetics by a couple of months. The earliest reference I've found dates from September 2009:

I rather like the very apt term "mythochondrial DNA stories". We've had quite a few of these in the last few years!