PRESS

2015

April 21,2014: The Christian Science Monitor
"Why does Africa have so many languages?" Sarah Tishkoff comments on how Africa's high levels of genetic diversity relate to the continent's linguistic heterogeneity.

2014

September 12, 2014: MedicalResearch.com
Interview with Renata Afi Rawlings-Goss: Global variations in microRNAs linked to cancer disparities
http://medicalresearch.com/cancer-_-oncology/global_variations_in_micrornas_linked_to_cancer_disparities/7553/

September 9, 2014 Penn News
Penn study finds genetic mutations linked with ethnic disparities in cancer
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-study-finds-genetic-mutations-linked-ethnic-disparities-cancer

August 8, 2014: Nature News Blog
Leading population geneticists respond to a new book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History by Nicholas Wade
http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/08/geneticists-say-popular-book-misrepresents-research-on-human-evolution.html

August 11, 2014: History News Network article
Why Scientists Decided to Issue an Indictment of Nicholas Wade's Book
http://hnn.us/article/156613

August 6, 2014: Knowledge@Wharton article
Weighing the Risks in the Ebola Battle

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/ebola-outbreak/

March 13, 2014: Penn News article
Penn Team Links Africans’ Ability to Digest Milk to Spread of Cattle Raising
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-team-links-africans-ability-digest-milk-spread-cattle-raising

2013

February, 2013: YouTube video, lecture by Sarah Tishkoff
CARTA: Culture-Gene Interactions: Adaptations of Humans to Adult Milk Intake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sygF4JqR4xw

April 25, 2013: YouTube video, lecture by Sarah Tishkoff
African Integrative Genomics: Implications for Human Origins and Disease
Presented at The Genomics Landscape a Decade after the Human Genome Project Symposium
Lecture / Slides

July 29, 2013: PennNews press release
Variants at Gene Linked to Kidney Disease, Sleeping Sickness Resistance
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-new-variants-gene-associated-kidney-disease-and-sleeping-sickness-resistance

September 12, 2013: Video, The African Diaspora Symposium: Integrating Culture, Genomics, and History
Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC - Website of Event
Setting the Stage for Understanding Ancestry of African Americans
Discussion between Sarah Tishkoff, Linda Heywood (Boston University), and Michael Blakey (College of William and Mary)
http://unlockinglifescode.org/node/544

November 11, 2013: PennNews press release
A Tale of Two Genes: Penn Team Elucidates Evolution of Bitter Taste Sensitivity
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/tale-two-genes-penn-team-elucidates-evolution-bitter-taste-sensitivity

November 21, 2013: Penn Current website
Penn Biologists get a Flavor for the Evolution of Bitter Taste
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2013-11-21/latest-news/penn-biologists-get-flavor-evolution-bitter-taste

November 25, 2013: YouTube video, series of iBiology lectures by Sarah Tishkoff
Part 1 - African Genomics: Human Evolution (36:20)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eoZG956SgY
Part 2 - African Genomics: African Population History (28:04)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIp7qyXsPWQ
Part 3 - African Genomics: Natural Selection (39:36)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYuHGe65Xdw

December 31, 2013: Genomeweb
Technological Advances Aid Efforts to Document Human Population Diversity, History
http://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/genomeweb-feature-technological-advances-aid-efforts-document-human-population-d

2012

January 20, 2012: PennNews press release
Penn Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-researchers-help-solve-questions-about-ethiopians-high-altitude-adaptations

April 26, 2012: PennNews press release
Penn Geneticists Identify Genes Linked to Western African Pygmies’ Small Stature
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-geneticists-identify-genes-linked-western-african-pygmies-small-stature

May 3, 2012: Penn Current website
Penn geneticist researches what makes Pygmies short
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2012-05-03/latest-news/penn-geneticist-researches-what-makes-pygmies-short

July 26, 2012: New York Times
Genetic Data and Fossil Evidence Tell Differing Tales of Human Origins
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/science/cousins-of-neanderthals-left-dna-in-africa-scientists-report.html?_r=1&

July 26, 2012: Washington Post
Neanderthal-type Species Once Roamed Africa, DNA Shows
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/early-africans-mated-with-mystery-species-of-humans/2012/07/26/gJQAxFzZBX_story.html

July 26, 2012: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Mystery Human Ancestor Found in African Genes
http://chronicle.com/blogs/percolator/mystery-human-ancestor-found-in-african-genes/30223

July 26, 2012: Scientific American in Talking back
Out of Africa: Startling New Genetics of Human Origins
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2012/07/26/out-of-africa-startling-new-genetics-of-human-origins/

July 26, 2012: GenomeWeb Daily News
Genome Sequencing Study Offers Clues to History, Adaptations of Hunter-Gatherer Populations in Africa
http://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/genome-sequencing-study-offers-clues-history-adaptations-hunter-gatherer-populat

July 26, 2012: PennNews press release
Penn-led Study of African Hunter-Gatherers Elucidates Human Variation, Evolution and Interbreeding
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-led-genomic-study-africa-s-hunter-gatherers-elucidates-human-variation-evolution-and-ancie

July 26, 2012: iOS9.com
Does the African Genome hold the Secrets of a Previously Unknown Species of Hominid?
http://io9.com/5929245/does-the-african-genome-hold-the-secrets-of-a-previously-unknown-race-of-hominids

July 26,2012: Science Daily
Genomic Study of Africa's Hunter-Gatherers Elucidates Human Variation and Ancient Interbreeding
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120726122118.htm

2011

June 9, 2011: PennNews press release
Penn Researchers Show New Evidence of Genetic “Arms Race” Against Malaria
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-researchers-show-new-evidence-genetic-arms-race-against-malaria

December 5, 2011: PennNews press release
Penn Geneticists Help Show Bitter Taste Perception Is Not Just About Flavors
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-geneticists-help-show-bitter-taste-perception-not-just-about-flavors

December 8, 2011: Penn Current website
Penn Researchers Uncover Evolution of Bitter Gene
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2011-12-08/latest-news/penn-researchers-uncover-evolution-bitter-gene

Video, lecture by Sarah Tishkoff
Genetics of Human Origins and Adaptation (58:33)
Presented at the 2011 Holiday Lectures on Science series
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/genetics-human-origins-and-adaptation

YouTube video, lecture and discussion with Michael Campbell and Sarah Tishkoff
Genetics of Bitter Taste Perception (50:40)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGoBr0usBzA

2010

March 12, 2010: YouTube video of Sarah TIshkoff Lecture, University of California television
The Evolution of Human Biodiversity: Local Adaptation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX-_6vhctUc&feature=related

March 25, 2010: YouTube video of "Engaging Minds" 2010 lecture from the University of Pennsylvania
Human Origins in Africa
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajZocXPNtfU
Question and Answer session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYjY56sUrDQ&feature=channel

May 21, 2009: Penn Current website
Study Reveals African Genetic Diversity
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/node/3269

May 26: Penn News
Penn Researchers Add Genetic Data to Archaeology and Linguistics to Get Picture of African Population History
http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/multimedia/captions/tishkoff-captions.html

May 26, 2010: Science News
Genetic Data Added to Archaeology and Linguistics to Get Picture of African Population History
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100526170237.htm

September, 2010: University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences 60-Second Lecture Series (Sarah Tishkoff)
Are Humans Still Evolving?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTtkccpY3Aw

October 26, 2010: YouTube video, lecture by Sarah Tishkoff
An African Odyssey through the Human Genome
Program cohosted by Penn Genome Frontiers Institute and The Franklin Institute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9KkwukKGA0 (Dr. Tishkoff's lecture begins at 32:30)

2009

January 2, 2009: newscientist.com
Genes give Africans a better sense of taste
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16335-genes-give-africans-a-better-sense-of-taste-.html

February 19, 2009: Penn Current website
Genetics study: Africans have Keener Sensitivity to Bitter Tastes
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/node/4042

April, 2009: Penn Arts & Sciences, SAS Frontiers Archive 2009
DNA Collector Scientist Sarah Tishkoff pulls together a database of African populations—one DNA sample at a time.

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/home/SASFrontiers/tishkoff.html

April 15, 2009: YouTube video, Penn Genome Frontiers Institute 2009 Franklin Program
Sarah Tishkoff, concluding remarks
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEEncu5fVu8
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5baPjo6ugw

April 30, 2009: msnbc.com
Africans have world's greatest genetic variation
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30502963/

April 30, 2009: PennNews press release
Out of Africa: Penn Geneticist Publishes Largest-Ever Study on African Genetics Revealing Origins, Migration
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/out-africa-penn-geneticist-publishes-largest-ever-study-african-genetics-revealing-origins-migr

May 1, 2009: BBC News online
Africa's genetic secrets unlocked
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8027269.stm

May 1, 2009: Fox News.com
Africans Most Genetically Varied People on Earth
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518524,00.html

May 27, 2009: University of Pennsylvania Making History website
Out of Africa: Penn's Sarah Tishkoff Integrates Knowledge of Genetics and Culture
http://makinghistory.upenn.edu/node/525

September 25, 2009: News and Publications, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine News Archive
Penn Geneticist Sarah A. Tishkoff Receives 2009 National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2009/09/tishkoff-pioneer-award/

October 23, 2009: YouTube video of Sarah Tishkoff lecture from University of California television
Evolution and Adaptation in Africa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0XeLs1bu68&feature=related

December 22, 2009: Cornell University Chronicle Online
Genetic study traces African-Americans' ancestry
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Dec09/Bustamante.html

2008

January 16, 2008: University of Pennsylvania press release
Sarah Tishkoff Named Penn's Newest PIK Professor
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/sarah-tishkoff-named-penns-newest-pik-professor

May 13, 2008: YouTube video, National Institute of General Medical Sciences interview with Sarah Tishkoff
Drink Milk in Africa? Genes Behind Lactose Tolerance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MeyMEi-QCk&feature=related

August 28, 2008: Penn Gazette website
Molecular Anthropologist Sarah Tishkoff
http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0908/feature1_7.html

2006

December 11, 2006: New York Times
Lactose Tolerance in East Africa Points to Recent Evolution
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/11/science/11evolve.html?_r=2

2003

November-December 2003; American Scientist
We Are All Africans
http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2003/11/we-are-all-africans/3

2001

June 22, 2001: New York Times
Genetic Study Dates Malaria to the Advent of Farming
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/22/health/22MALA.html

1996

March 8, 1996: New York Times
Study Bolsters Theory on Early Humans
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/08/us/study-bolsters-theory-on-early-humans.html