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Coronavirus and Zoonoses

2/19/2020
Spencer and Razib discuss the evolutionary and historical context of zoonotic diseases, and their relevance to current events.

Duration:00:31:47

Genetics of Fertility

2/13/2020
Razib talks to Melinda Mills about the intersection of demographics and genetics. https://www.rsfjournal.org/content/rsfjss/4/4/122.full.pdf

Duration:00:30:08

Genetics of Papuans

2/4/2020
Razib talks to Anders Bergstrom of the Crick Institute about the genetic history of New Guinea https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5802383/

Duration:01:01:40

Paleogenetics of Africa

1/29/2020
This week Spencer and Razib discuss the ramifications of a new paper which reports on the ancient DNA of West Africans who lived 8,000 and 3,000 years ago. https://reich.hms.harvard.edu/sites/reich.hms.harvard.edu/files/inline-files/Shum_Laka_published_online_0.pdf

Duration:00:35:21

3000 years in the Levant

1/22/2020
This week Razib discusses the genetics and history of the Levant with Dr. Marc Haber. https://blog.insito.me/3-000-years-in-the-levant-8aba846b18ae

Duration:00:56:22

Predictions for genetics in the 2020s

1/15/2020
Spencer and Razib offer up 10 predictions for what genetics will bring in the 2020s, from free sequencing to going beyond "Out of Africa." https://blog.insito.me/top-10-human-genetics-evolution-predictions-for-the-2020s-c93f3ef74b4f

Duration:00:46:14

Ten years of human genetics and evolution

12/20/2019
What was big in human evolution and genetics over the last 10 years? https://blog.insito.me/top-10-human-genetics-evolution-developments-of-the-2010s-1a8c5c213d35?

Duration:01:53:39

Scandinavian Genetics

6/26/2019
Talking the genetic history of Scandinavians with Torsten Günther. Show notes https://blog.insito.me/the-insight-show-notes-season-2-episode-33-scandinavian-genetics-d4e6e4deeaaf

Duration:00:42:38

Tibetan Denisovans

6/19/2019
Razib talks about a Denisovan finding from Tibet with Dr. Frido Welker. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/jcQr2gSy

Duration:00:39:01

Obesity and genetic prediction

6/12/2019
Razib talks to a researcher who developed a method to predict extreme obesity looking at genetic profiles. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/76367O2I

Duration:00:50:55

Evolution of Family

6/5/2019
Razib discusses the evolutionary and ecological context of human families with Dr. Rebecca Sear. https://blog.insito.me/the-insight-show-notes-season-2-episode-30-evolution-of-family-5f8db79194d9

Duration:00:48:08

Natural Selection and "Deep Learning"

5/29/2019
Evolutionary biology and computer science don't seem to have much in common. But this week Razib talks to a geneticist who brings both together in his research. https://blog.insito.me/the-insight-show-notes-season-2-episode-29-deep-learning-and-population-genetics-ffebb7278bc8

Duration:01:13:17

Altitude Adaptation and Denisovans

5/22/2019
Razib talks to Emilia Huerta-Sanchez about her finding that altitude adaptation in Tibetans is due to Denisovan admixture. https://pxlme.me/RECg03af

Duration:00:52:38

Neolithic Massacre

5/15/2019
This week Razib talks to two researchers who have published a paper that reconstructs the relationships between a group of people who seem to have been killed in a conflict during the Neolithic in Poland. Show notes https://pxlme.me/Iy2T9T_T

Duration:01:10:35

The Epigenetics Revolution

5/8/2019
This week Razib talks to Dr. John Greally on what epigenetics really is, and why it is important. Show notes https://pxlme.me/ZoXCz98p

Duration:00:49:43

The $1000 Genome

5/1/2019
Razib talks to Rodrigo Martinez of Veritas Genetics about what the age of "social genomics" will mean to us. https://pxlme.me/uWk0IqrZ

Duration:01:10:02

Deconstructing the Denisovans

4/24/2019
Spencer and Razib discuss who the Denisovans were, where they lived, and what it means for us as humans. https://pxlme.me/UPzHwYX6

Duration:01:15:24

The ape that understood the universe

4/16/2019
Razib talks to evolutionary psychologist Steve Stewart-Williams about how the origins of our mind can inform how we interact with the world around us. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/cxm84D_0

Duration:00:03:37

Solving the Missing Heritability

4/10/2019
Razib talks to Alexander Young on whether the missing heritability is solved, and what it is in the first place https://pxlme.me/LgByOD37

Duration:01:00:39

The genetic history of Ice Age Europe

4/2/2019
Razib discusses the genetics of Pleistocene Europeans with Cosimo Posth. https://pxlme.me/Rxv09mQ2

Duration:00:43:30