When:
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
415 Main Street (Kendall Sq.)
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, University

Event website:
https://www.broadinstitute.org/midsummer-nights-science/midsummer-nights-science-2017

David Reich
Professor, Department of Genetics,
Harvard Medical School
Sr. Associate Member, Broad Institute


In 2010, the first genome-wide data from ancient humans was published. Since that time, the number of ancient genomes available has increased by three orders of magnitude, and the amount of data continues to rise at an extraordinary rate. These new data make it possible, for the first time, to understand how ancient human populations are related to each other. Studies have demonstrated surprise after surprise, including the existence of a previously unknown human population called the Denisovans and interbreeding between Neanderthals and modern humans. In this talk, David Reich will describe his laboratory’s work in the area of ancient DNA and the prospects for further discoveries about the past from this burgeoning field.


Free and open to the public. Please register via the event website.


Reception to follow.
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About the Broad Midsummer Nights' Science
Lecture Series


Midsummer Nights' Science is an annual lecture series that explores key advances in genomics and medicine. This lecture series is held each summer, and is free and open to the general public. Midsummer Nights' Science at the Broad Institute takes place at 415 Main Street, in Kendall Square in Cambridge.

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12/07/2017 18:00:00 12/07/2017 19:00:00 America/New_York Who we are and how we got here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past David Reich Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School Sr. Associate Member, Broad Institute In 2010, the first genome-wide data from ancient humans was published. Since that ... Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 false DD/MM/YYYY