In light of the discussion on this blog some time ago about recent research in human genetics and the historical Adam, I thought readers might find two recent items on “genetic Adam and Eve” of interest.

“Genetic” Adam and Eve Could Have Been Contemporaries?

Nature Weighs in on Genetic Adam and Eve

As I noted in my own posts on this issue, the whole genetic discussion is far from resolved. It’s going to be a while before it is. The field of statistical genetics in particular is young. This discussion will go on for a long time.