The Insight

Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 103 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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episode 1: Ten years of human genetics and evolution


What was big in human evolution and genetics over the last 10 years?


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 2019-12-20  1h53m
 
 

episode 2: Predictions for genetics in the 2020s


Spencer and Razib offer up 10 predictions for what genetics will bring in the 2020s, from free sequencing to going beyond "Out of Africa."


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 2020-01-15  46m
 
 

episode 3: 3000 years in the Levant


This week Razib discusses the genetics and history of the Levant with Dr. Marc Haber.


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 2020-01-23  56m
 
 

episode 4: Paleogenetics of Africa


This week Spencer and Razib discuss the ramifications of a new paper which reports on the ancient DNA of West Africans who lived 8,000 and 3,000 years ago.


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 2020-01-29  35m
 
 

episode 5: Genetics of Papuans


Razib talks to Anders Bergstrom of the Crick Institute about the genetic history of New Guinea https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5802383/


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 2020-02-05  1h1m
 
 

episode 6: Genetics of Fertility


Razib talks to Melinda Mills about the intersection of demographics and genetics. https://www.rsfjournal.org/content/rsfjss/4/4/122.full.pdf


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 2020-02-13  56m
 
 

episode 8: Genetics and (pre)history of Southeast Asia


Razib and Spencer talk all things genetic and prehistorical Southeast Asia!


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 2020-02-26  51m
 
 

episode 9: Ancient Egyptian genetics


Razib and Spencer talk about the history of ancient Egypt, and the insights genetics can shed on the origins of the ancient Egyptians


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 2020-03-04  45m
 
 

episode 10: Decreasing genetic diversity from Africa


Razib talks to Dr. Sohini Ramachandran of Brown about her classical paper from 2005 which showed decreasing genetic diversity as a function of distance from Africa


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 2020-03-11  36m
 
 

episode 11: Genomics of Mendelian Conditions


Razib talks to Dr. Jessica Chong of the University of Washington about how genomics has changed how we view and understand rare disorders


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 2020-03-19  43m
 
 
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