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The genetic history of Ice Age Europe

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, May 2016
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62 news outlets
25 blogs
335 tweeters
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12 Wikipedia pages
15 Google+ users
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The genetic history of Ice Age Europe
Published in
Nature, May 2016
DOI 10.1038/nature17993
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Qiaomei Fu, Cosimo Posth, Mateja Hajdinjak, Martin Petr, Swapan Mallick, Daniel Fernandes, Anja Furtwängler, Wolfgang Haak, Matthias Meyer, Alissa Mittnik, Birgit Nickel, Alexander Peltzer, Nadin Rohland, Viviane Slon, Sahra Talamo, Iosif Lazaridis, Mark Lipson, Iain Mathieson, Stephan Schiffels, Pontus Skoglund, Anatoly P. Derevianko, Nikolai Drozdov, Vyacheslav Slavinsky, Alexander Tsybankov, Renata Grifoni Cremonesi, Francesco Mallegni, Bernard Gély, Eligio Vacca, Manuel R. González Morales, Lawrence G. Straus, Christine Neugebauer-Maresch, Maria Teschler-Nicola, Silviu Constantin, Oana Teodora Moldovan, Stefano Benazzi, Marco Peresani, Donato Coppola, Martina Lari, Stefano Ricci, Annamaria Ronchitelli, Frédérique Valentin, Corinne Thevenet, Kurt Wehrberger, Dan Grigorescu, Hélène Rougier, Isabelle Crevecoeur, Damien Flas, Patrick Semal, Marcello A. Mannino, Christophe Cupillard, Hervé Bocherens, Nicholas J. Conard, Katerina Harvati, Vyacheslav Moiseyev, Dorothée G. Drucker, Jiří Svoboda, Michael P. Richards, David Caramelli, Ron Pinhasi, Janet Kelso, Nick Patterson, Johannes Krause, Svante Pääbo, David Reich, Fu, Qiaomei, Posth, Cosimo, Hajdinjak, Mateja, Petr, Martin, Mallick, Swapan, Fernandes, Daniel, Furtwängler, Anja, Haak, Wolfgang, Meyer, Matthias, Mittnik, Alissa, Nickel, Birgit, Peltzer, Alexander, Rohland, Nadin, Slon, Viviane, Talamo, Sahra, Lazaridis, Iosif, Lipson, Mark, Mathieson, Iain, Schiffels, Stephan, Skoglund, Pontus, Derevianko, Anatoly P, Drozdov, Nikolai, Slavinsky, Vyacheslav, Tsybankov, Alexander, Cremonesi, Renata Grifoni, Mallegni, Francesco, Gély, Bernard, Vacca, Eligio, Morales, Manuel R González, Straus, Lawrence G, Neugebauer-Maresch, Christine, Teschler-Nicola, Maria, Constantin, Silviu, Moldovan, Oana Teodora, Benazzi, Stefano, Peresani, Marco, Coppola, Donato, Lari, Martina, Ricci, Stefano, Ronchitelli, Annamaria, Valentin, Frédérique, Thevenet, Corinne, Wehrberger, Kurt, Grigorescu, Dan, Rougier, Hélène, Crevecoeur, Isabelle, Flas, Damien, Semal, Patrick, Mannino, Marcello A, Cupillard, Christophe, Bocherens, Hervé, Conard, Nicholas J, Harvati, Katerina, Moiseyev, Vyacheslav, Drucker, Dorothée G, Svoboda, Jiří, Richards, Michael P, Caramelli, David, Pinhasi, Ron, Kelso, Janet, Patterson, Nick, Krause, Johannes, Pääbo, Svante, Reich, David, Anja Furtw?ngler, Bernard G?ly, Manuel R. Gonz?lez Morales, Fr?d?rique Valentin, H?l?ne Rougier, Herv? Bocherens, Doroth?e G. Drucker, Ji?? Svoboda, Svante P??bo


Modern humans arrived in Europe ~45,000 years ago, but little is known about their genetic composition before the start of farming ~8,500 years ago. Here we analyse genome-wide data from 51 Eurasians from ~45,000-7,000 years ago. Over this time, the proportion of Neanderthal DNA decreased from 3-6% to around 2%, consistent with natural selection against Neanderthal variants in modern humans. Whereas there is no evidence of the earliest modern humans in Europe contributing to the genetic composition of present-day Europeans, all individuals between ~37,000 and ~14,000 years ago descended from a single founder population which forms part of the ancestry of present-day Europeans. An ~35,000-year-old individual from northwest Europe represents an early branch of this founder population which was then displaced across a broad region, before reappearing in southwest Europe at the height of the last Ice Age ~19,000 years ago. During the major warming period after ~14,000 years ago, a genetic component related to present-day Near Easterners became widespread in Europe. These results document how population turnover and migration have been recurring themes of European prehistory.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
Germany 8 2%
Spain 4 <1%
Portugal 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Other 18 4%
Unknown 445 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 142 28%
Researcher 110 22%
Student > Bachelor 50 10%
Student > Master 49 10%
Professor 35 7%
Other 114 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 202 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 108 22%
Arts and Humanities 54 11%
Unspecified 46 9%
Social Sciences 30 6%
Other 60 12%

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