Website Search
ID 15115

Integrating information using DNA markers, Kenneth Kidd

Interviewee: Kenneth Kidd. Geneticist Kenneth Kidd explains his study of human DNA variation in nuclear chromosomes. (DNAi Location: Applications > Human Origins > Gene genealogy > Other genome regions > Integrating new information)
We're looking only at nuclear autosomal DNA. We're not looking at mitochondrial DNA, Y chromosome DNA, X chromosome DNA. There are a lot of researchers who have specialized in those areas. There are very few researchers who are looking at large amounts of nuclear autosomal DNA variation in large numbers of populations. And that's where historically we've been interested, and after all I'm a scientist in part to satisfy my own curiosity. There's no good method yet for integrating the information from all the different types of DNA. They're all telling a similar story on a large scale of African origins, a subset of variation coming out of Africa, expanding to different parts of Eurasia, and then a further subsetting, or derivative types going into the Americas. But they're telling it in somewhat different ways, and we haven't quite integrated all of that. But certainly on the large scale there's no major discrepancy.
nuclear chromosomes,dna variation,chromosome x,dna markers,x chromosome,y chromosome,human dna,african origins,human origins,location applications,mitochondrial dna,dnai,interviewee,autosomal,geneticist,eurasia,discrepancy,large numbers,curiosity,large scale
Creative Commons License This work by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Related content:

15094. Complex story told by tracing genes back to common ancestors, Michael Hammer
Evolutionary geneticist Michael Hammer talks about the limitations of Y-chromosome research and the histories of different genes.
15092. Studying the Y chromosome to understand population origins and migration, Michael Hammer
Evolutionary geneticist Michael Hammer speaks about the markers used to analyze DNA variation in the Y chromosome.
15148. African mitochondrial DNA tree, Stephen Oppenheimer
Geneticist Stephen Oppenheimer talks about the mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome lineages of our ancestors.
15180. Inheritance of mitochondrial DNA, Douglas Wallace
Molecular geneticist Douglas Wallace talks about the way mitochondrial DNA is inherited.
15016. Male and female migration patterns, Jaume Bertranpetit.
Geneticist Jaume Bertranpetit speaks about the findings from Y-chromosome and mtDNA studies.
15178. Mitochondrial DNA and the molecular clock, Douglas Wallace
Geneticist Douglas Wallace explains a method of mapping a population's history using the mutations accumulated by its members.
15141. A wealth of information from DNA markers, Steve Olson
Author Steve Olson talks about the possibilities for new genetic data about the history of human populations.
15520. DNA is organized into 46 chromosomes including sex chromosomes, 3D animation
DNA is organized into 46 chromosomes including sex chromosomes, 3D animation
15636. Chromosomes and DNA
Chromosomes, DNA
15186. From Africa to Europe and Asia s, Douglas Wallace
Mitochondrial DNA pioneer Douglas Wallace explains the movement of different lineages of humans from Africa into Europe and Asia.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
CSHL HomeAbout CSHLResearchEducationPublic EventsNewsstandPartner With UsGiving