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Genetic Study Confirms Link between Earliest Americans and Modern Native Americans

Genetic Study Confirms Link between Earliest Americans and Modern Native Americans

The ancient remains of a teenage girl found in an underwater Mexican cave establish a definitive link between the earliest Americans and modern Native Americans, according to a new study released today in the journal Science.

National Conference to Address Racial Health Disparities and New Curriculum for Medical Schools

Event: Medical professionals, researchers and scholars from across the country will meet at The University of Texas at Austin for a national conference titled “Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: Best Practices for Clinical Care and Medical Education in the 21st Century.”

Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants, New DNA Study Shows

Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants, New DNA Study Shows

For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. According to new anthropological research from The University of Texas at Austin, Wichita State University and Washington State University,…   » Continue Reading

Researchers Underscore Limitations of Genetic Ancestry Tests, Urge Caution When Interpreting Results

Although many people rely on commercially available genetic tests for insights into their ancestry, the tests have significant limitations, according to Deborah Bolnick, assistant professor of anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin.