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 Times, Science
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, Wired, Ha’aretz, Harvard 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 School, The New York Times, The Conversation, University of Alberta, Rice University, Stony Brook University, Universidade de São Paulo, Duke Kushan University, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Mirage, Pioneer, The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, Telangana Today, Le Monde, The Bolivar Commercial, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Washington 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 Geographic, Ha’aretz
Genetic History of the Pre-contact Caribbean (Nature 2020). Harvard Medical School, Florida Museum of Natural History, The New York Times (1, 2), Sapiens, Science 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). Science, Nature
Ancient DNA from West Africa and the Deep History of Modern Humans (Nature 2020). The New York Times, Science, New Scientist, El Pais, National Geographic, Nature, BBC minute 43.20, Natural Ecology and Evolution Community
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 Times, Harvard 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