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The human Y chromosome: an evolutionary marker comes of age
Until recently, the Y chromosome seemed to fulfil the role of juvenile delinquent among human chromosomes — rich in junk, poor in useful attributes, reluctant to socialize with its neighbours andExpand
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Human evolutionary genetics : origins, peoples & disease
Section 1: Introduction 1. Why Study Human Evolutionary Genetics? Section 2: How do we study Genome Diversity? 2. Structure, Function and Inheritance of the Human Genome 3. The Diversity of the HumanExpand
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Y-chromosomal diversity in Europe is clinal and influenced primarily by geography, rather than by language.
Clinal patterns of autosomal genetic diversity within Europe have been interpreted in previous studies in terms of a Neolithic demic diffusion model for the spread of agriculture; in contrast,Expand
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Encoded evidence: DNA in forensic analysis
Sherlock Holmes said “it has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important”, but never imagined that such a little thing, the DNA molecule, could become perhapsExpand
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Genetic relationships of Asians and Northern Europeans, revealed by Y-chromosomal DNA analysis.
We have identified a new T-->C transition on the human Y chromosome. C-allele chromosomes have been found only in a subset of the populations from Asia and northern Europe and reach their highestExpand
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Jewish and Middle Eastern non-Jewish populations share a common pool of Y-chromosome biallelic haplotypes.
Haplotypes constructed from Y-chromosome markers were used to trace the paternal origins of the Jewish Diaspora. A set of 18 biallelic polymorphisms was genotyped in 1,371 males from 29 populations,Expand
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The Genetic Legacy of Religious Diversity and Intolerance: Paternal Lineages of Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula
Most studies of European genetic diversity have focused on large-scale variation and interpretations based on events in prehistory, but migrations and invasions in historical times could also haveExpand
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Y-chromosome lineages trace diffusion of people and languages in southwestern Asia.
The origins and dispersal of farming and pastoral nomadism in southwestern Asia are complex, and there is controversy about whether they were associated with cultural transmission or demic diffusion.Expand
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A Predominantly Neolithic Origin for European Paternal Lineages
Most present-day European men inherited their Y chromosomes from the farmers who spread from the Near East 10,000 years ago, rather than from the hunter-gatherers of the Paleolithic.
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Fathers and sons: the Y chromosome and human evolution.
It should be possible to use Y chromosome DNA polymorphisms to trace paternal lineages for evolutionary and other studies, but progress in these areas has been slow because it has been difficult toExpand
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