Profile of Roslyn Curry in Colloquy


A genetic history of the Balkans from Roman frontier to Slavic migrations (Cell 2023) Harvard Magazine

Genetic continuity and change among the Indigenous peoples of California (Nature 2023) Nature 

The Genetic Legacy of African Americans from Catoctin Furnace (Science 2023The Frederick News-Post, Science (1, 2, 3, 4), Nature, New York Times, 23andMe (1, 2), Harvard Medical School, Stat, El Pais, ReutersWashington PostCiencia Contada en Español, NPRHaaretz, NIH Research Matters, American Archaeology

Entwined African and Asian genetic roots of medieval peoples of the Swahili coast (Nature 2023) Nature Research Briefing, Science, The New York Times, Ha’aretz, Harvard Medical School, The Conversation, Reuters, Popular Science, Nature NewsRice UniversityUniversity of South FloridaCleveland Museum of Natural HistoryThe Star Kenya, Voice of America/Iran


Genome-wide data from medieval German Jews show that the Ashkenazi founder event pre-dated the 14th century (Cell 2022) Science, The New York Times, Ha’aretz, Harvard Medical School, Times of Israel, The Conversation

Congratulations to Nathan Nakastuska for being a winner of the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research from the American Society of Human Genetics in 2022

The diverse genetic origins of a Classical period Greek army (PNAS 2022) Science, the New York TimesHa’aretzHarvard Gazette

The genetic history of the Southern Arc: a bridge Between Europe and West Asia (Science 2022) (1. Neolithic  / 2. Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages / 3. Historical Period)  Science (1, 2), Harvard Medical School, Harvard Magazine, Ha’aretz (1, 2, 3), University of Cincinnati, University of San Diego, University of Vienna, NRC, HHMIThe ArchaeologistHurriyet Daily NewsOksijenΕΠΙΚΑΙΡΑNew Scientist

Ancient DNA reveals five streams of migration into Micronesia and matrilocality in early Pacific seafarers (Science 2022) The Guardian, Vanuatu Daily Post, ScienceHarvard Gazette, Ha’aretz

Profile of David Reich in Harvard Magazine

David Reich wins the 2022 Antiquity Prize (with Ian Armit, archaeologist collaborator at the University of York)

Congratulations to Nathan Nakatsuka for being awarded the 2022 James Tolbert Shipley Prize to recognize outstanding accomplishments in research and scholarship to graduating students at Harvard Medical School

South-to-north migration preceded the advent of intensive farming in the Maya region (Nature Communications 2022). Harvard Medical School, The New York TimesScience

Interview of Mary Prendergast discussing ancient DNA and archaeology in Africa

Ancient DNA and deep population structure in sub-Saharan African foragers (Nature 2022). Rice University, The Conversation, Yale University, Science, The Scientist, WiredHa’aretzHarvard Gazette


David Reich wins the Massry Prize for Discoveries in the Field of Ancient DNA.

Large-scale migration into Britain during the Middle to Late Bronze Age (Nature 2021). Nature News and Views, Science, The New York Times, BBC, Ha’aretz, The Independent, The Harvard Gazette, Barn, Current Archaeology 

A high-resolution picture of kinship practices in an Early Neolithic tomb (Nature 2021). Nature News and Views, Ha’aretz, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, El País, El Mundo, El Correo, Radio Euskadi, Berria, Naiz, Alea

Ethics of DNA research on human remains: five globally applicable guidelines (Nature 2021). Harvard Medical SchoolThe New York TimesThe ConversationUniversity of AlbertaRice UniversityStony Brook UniversityUniversidade de São PauloDuke Kushan UniversityUniversity of Sri Jayewardenepura, Mirage, Pioneer, The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, Telangana Today, Le Monde, The Bolivar CommercialCanadian Broadcasting CompanyWashington University in St. Louis, The Jerusalem Post, The Scientist

Combining aDNA and radiocarbon dating (JAS 2021). The Past

Simons Foundation Lecture by David Reich

Profile of Kendra Sirak in Science Journal for Kids and Teens

Investigate the Origins of Covid-19 (Science 2021). The New York Times

Genome-wide analysis of nearly all the victims of a 6200 year old massacre (PLoS One 2021). National GeographicHa’aretz


Genetic History of the Pre-contact Caribbean (Nature 2020). Harvard Medical School, Florida Museum of Natural History, The New York Times (12), SapiensScience Journal for Kids  

Ancient DNA from the skeletons of Roopkund Lake reveals Mediterranean migrants in India (Nature Communications 2019). New Yorker

Two genetic variants of European ancestry in African Americans with multiple sclerosis risk (Scientific Reports 2020). National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Three Phases of Ancient Migration Shaped the Ancestry of Human Populations in Vanuatu (Current Biology 2020). The Vanuatu Daily Post

David Reich wins the 2020 Hermann J. Muller Award for Contributions to Our Understanding of Genes and Society.

The Genomic History of the Bronze Age Southern Levant (Cell 2020). Haaretz, National Geographic, The Jerusalem Post

A Paleogenomic Reconstruction of the Deep Population History of the Andes (Cell 2020). ScienceNature

Ancient DNA from West Africa and the Deep History of Modern Humans (Nature 2020). The New York Times, Science, New Scientist, El PaisNational Geographic, Nature, BBC minute 43.20Natural Ecology and Evolution Community


David Reich wins the 2019 Darwin-Wallace Medal of the Linnaean Society of London

523 ancient genomes from Central and South Asia (Science 2019, Cell 2019). NPR, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Harvard Medical School

Ancient DNA from the skeletons of Roopkund Lake reveals Mediterranean migrants in India (Nature Communications 2019). The New York Times, The Atlantic

Interview in PNAS with David Reich.

Interview in Quebec Science with archaeologist Jakob Sedig, post-doc and ethics and outreach officer.

Ancient DNA reveals a multistep spread of the first herders into sub-Saharan Africa (Science 2019). IPP Media 

Our laboratory receives a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to build an Ancient DNA Atlas of Humanity (The John Templeton Foundation, Harvard Medical School

The genomic history of the Iberian Peninsula over the past 8000 years (Science 2019). The New York Times, HMS, Efe:Futuro, Vozpopuli, El Mundo, Alea

Paper from our group wins Current Archaeology’s award for “Research Project of the Year 2019

David Reich wins the Wiley Foundation Prize in Biomedical Sciences.

David Reich wins the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.

Letter and five corrections to the Jan. 17 article in The New York Times.


Evolution Matters lecture at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. 

Reconstructing the Deep Population History of Central and South America (Cell 2018). The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, HMS, HHMI, Nature, Science

The first genome-wide ancient DNA from Southeast Asia (Science 2018). Science, HMS

PBS News Hour segment on our lab with video from inside our clean room. PBS News Hour

Profile of the laboratory in The New York Times 

Op-Ed articles in the New York Times (1, 2)

Reviews of Who We Are and How We Got Here. Nature, Atlantic, Guardian, The New York Times, The Hindu, National Review, The Wall Street Journal

Podcast interviews with David Reich about the ancient DNA revolution. Rob Reid at After On, Clive Cookson at Tech-Tonic

Population turnover in Remote Oceania shortly after initial settlement (Current Biology 2018). Nature, BBC

A comprehensive genomic history of extinct and living elephants (PNAS 2018). Reuters, The Scientist, BBC World Service, WBUR

The genomic transformation of northwestern and southeastern Europe (Nature 2018). HMS, HHMI, BBC (1, 2), Guardian (1, 2), Nature, Current Archaeology


David Reich wins the 2017 Dan David Prize in Archaeology and Natural Sciences.

Molly Schumer named both a Hanna Gray Fellow and a L’Oréal Fellow.

Midsummer Night’s Lecture at the Broad Institute.

Parallel palaeogenomic transects reveal complex genetic history of early European farmers (Nature 2017). Science

Reconstructing prehistoric African population structure (Cell 2017). The New York Times, BBC

Genetic origins of the Minoans and Mycenaeans (Nature 2017). BBC, Science

The promise of discovering population-specific disease-associated genes in South Asia (Nature Genetics 2017). The New York Times, Broad


NIH Directors’ Lecture.

Interview with Edge on The Genomic Ancient DNA Revolution.

Genomic insights into the peopling of the Southwest Pacific (Nature 2016). Science, ABC, Guardian

The Simons Genome Diversity Project: 300 genomes from 142 diverse populations (Nature 2016). The New York Times, New Scientist, Harvard Medical School, Science

Genomic insights into the origin of farming in the ancient Near East (Nature 2016). The New York TimesHarvard Medical School

The genetic history of Ice Age Europe (Nature 2016). BBC, Harvard Medical School

The combined landscape of Denisovan and Neanderthal ancestry in present-day humans (Current Biology 2016). Science


David Reich named one of ten scientists who made a difference in 2015 (Nature 2015).

Interview with David Reich on “Digging into Ancient DNA” 

Genome-wide patterns of selection in 230 ancient Eurasians (Nature 2015). The New York Times, Washington Post, Science, MSN

Profile of Sriram Sankararaman (Science 2015).

Features on the ancient DNA revolution highlighting work in our laboratory (Nature 2014, Science 2015).

Genetic evidence for two founding populations of the Americas (Nature 2015). The New York Times, Nature, Science, Harvard Medical School, NPR (1, 2), Smithsonian

An early modern human from Romania with a recent Neanderthal ancestor (Nature 2015). BBC, the Washington Post, Nature (1, 2)

Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe (Nature 2015). The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Nature, Science, New Scientist


Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans (Nature 2014). BBC, NPR, The New York Times, ScienceNordic, Harvard Gazette

The genomic landscape of Neanderthal ancestry in present-day humans (Nature 2014). The New York Times, New Scientist, Nature, Science, BBC News

Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa (PNAS 2014). New Scientist, Nature


The complete genome sequence of a Neandertal from the Altai Mountains (Nature 2013). The New York Times

Recent population mixture in India (AJHG 2013). Science, Boston Globe, BBC, Fountain Ink

Profiles of David Reich (Discover Magazine 2013). “Interbreeding with Neanderthals”; Biotechniques, “Mixed Interests


A high-coverage genome sequence from an archaic Denisovan individual (Science 2012). Science, Science American, BBC, NPR All Things Considered, NPR Science Friday

Reconstructing Native American population history (Nature 2012). The New York Times, BBC, Harvard Medical School, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, New Scientist, Los Angeles Times


The landscape of recombination in African Americans: (Nature 2011). NPR, LA Times, New Scientist, HMS Focus

The history of African gene flow into Southern Europeans, Levantines, and Jews (PLoS Genetics 2011). Harvard Gazette


A new archaic human population - the “Denisovans” (Nature 2010) (News and Views). Nature, Science (1, 2), The New York Times (1, 2), BBC, National Public Radio (1, 2), National Science Foundation

African forest and savanna elephants are distinct species (PLoS Biol. 2010). Nature, Science, The New York Times, BBC, Reuters, Nature: “most read article in science

A draft sequence of the Neandertal genome (Science 2010). The New Yorker, HMS Focus, Science, National Public Radio, The New York Times (newspaper, editorial, cartoon), Wall Street Journal


Reconstructing Indian population history (Nature 2009). Nature (news, podcast) BBC Radio, Reuters


A novel genetic risk factor for prostate cancer (Nature Genetics 2007). Boston Globe


Human-chimpanzee speciation (Nature 2006). Boston Globe, The New York Times (newspaper, magazine, editorial), BBC, National Public Radio

Scientist at Work - profile of Nick Patterson (2006). The New York Times