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Unravelling the Genetic Past and Present of Island Southeast Asia

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Human evolutionary biologist Irene Gallego Romero discusses the presence of Denisovans DNA in present-day Papuans in this lecture.

Human evolutionary biologist Irene Gallego Romero discusses the presence of Denisovan DNA in present-day Papuans. She also examines the positioning of Indonesia in the global human genetics landscape. This lecture is part of The Leakey Foundation’s Speaker Series on Human Origins.

Watch “Unravelling the Genetic Past and Present of Island Southeast Asia” live with The Leakey Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Leakey Foundation Live.

About The Leakey Foundation’s Speaker Series on Human Origins

The Leakey Foundation’s Speaker Series on Human Origins is a distinguised lecture series. This program has been a key element of the organization’s mission since 1968.

This lecture is made possible by the generous support of Ann and Gordon Getty and Camilla and George Smith.

About The Leakey Foundation

The Leakey Foundation is a non-profit that supports human evolution research and shares discoveries in programs like the Speaker Series on Human Origins. Based in San Francisco, California, The Leakey Foundation is the only U.S. funding organization wholly committed to human origins research and education throughout the world, awarding over one million dollars annually in field and laboratory grants for vital new research and long-term projects.

To support scientific research and programs like those featured in this lecture, you can donate to The Leakey Foundation here! All donations will be doubled by two generous donors.

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