Saturday, February 6, 2010

Charles Darwin Y-DNA


The Y-DNA of Charles Darwin

Deep Ancestry Analyzed

The Genographic Project analyzed the DNA of Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Darwin wrote "On the Origin of Species," the first authoritative work on evolution, following Jean Baptiste de Lamarck (1774-1829).






According to the project director Spencer Wells, Darwin's great-great-grandson tested for deep ancestry at the Genographic Project. G-G-Grandson Chris Darwin migrated from England to Australia in 1986, and now lives near Sydney. (Charles Darwin was from Shropshire in southern England.)

A panel of Genographic scientists gave a public presentation on the results at the Australian Museum in Sydney which included Dr. Spencer Wells, Dr. Ajay Royyuru, Dr. John Mitchell, and Dr. Simon Longstaff.

You can find the complete article at the Genographic Project "news" area:

https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/lan/en/darwin.html

More on Darwin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin
http://bioweb.cs.earlham.edu/9-12/evolution/HTML/theory.html

Tourist Guide to Darwin's home:

http://www.enjoyengland.com/ideas/heritage-and-culture/history-makers/englands-genius/charles-darwin.aspx





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