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Geographic Population Structure (GPS)


Interplay between human STING genotype and bacterial NADase activity regulates inter-individual disease variability (2023)

Altmetric | 2022: %5 of all research papers

Press release: Lund University (English),

Selected news sites: Eurasia review, Phys.org, The Hindustan Times, Lab Roots, Technology networks, Science Magazine.

Selected foreign news sites: Dagensmedicin (Swedish), Sveriges Radio (Swedish), Vetenskap Halsa (Swedish), forskning (Swedish),
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Blogs: News Medical.

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Ancient DNA Origins (2022)

Website: Ancient DNA Origins,


Principal Component Analyses (PCA)-based findings in population genetic studies are highly biased and must be reevaluated (2022)

Altmetric | 2022: #3 of all outputs by Scientific Reports of similar age

Press release: Lund University (English), Lund University (Swedish).

Video How to calculate PCA.

Selected news sites: Mirage news, SciMag, Newswise, Phys.org, Genomeweb Scitech daily, Realnoe Vremya, Verve times.

Selected foreign news sites: forskning (Swedish), Realnoe Vremya (Russian), Ait (Italian).

Blogs: Ancient Origins (1), Ancient Origins (2), William M. Briggs.

Temporal population structure, a genetic dating method for ancient Eurasian genomes from the past 10,000 years (2022)

Altmetric | 2022: #1 of all outputs by Cell Reports Methods

Press release: Lund University (English), Lund University (Swedish).

Video Dating ancient genomes using their DNA with TPS.

Popular article The conversation, Ancient Origins.

Selected news sites: Science Daily, The Register, E&T, Technology Networks, The Jerusalem post, Phys.org,curio-daily Curio daily, Scientific inquirer, Realnoe Vremya, Innovation origins.

Selected foreign news sites: TT (Swedish), forskning (Swedish), Forskning Framsteg (Swedish), Computer Sweden (Swedish), ystadsallehanda (Swedish), GP (Swedish), VK (Swedish), Computer Sweden (Swedish), news55 (Swedish), Iranian Student's news agency (Farsi), Khabarfarsi (Farsi), Realnoe Vremya (Russian), Fatocuriosos (Portuguese), FR postsus (French), Gamingsym Germany (German), 0xzx (Chinese), spidersweb (polish), Heise (Dutch), notizie scientifiche (Italian).


Genome-wide identification of the genetic basis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (2022)

Altmetric | 2021: top %5 of all outputs of similar age.

Press release: University of Sheffield.

News sites (selected): Science daily, Gen news, Eureka Alert!.

Foreign news sites: Scientific Russia (Russian), ebio trade (Chinese).


Systems biology analysis of human genomes points to key pathways conferring spina bifida risk (2021)

Altmetric | 2021: top %5 of all outputs in PNAS of similar age.

Press release: Weill Cornell Medicine.

News sites (selected): GEN, News-Medical, Technology Networks, Tech register,


The impact of cross-kingdom molecular forensics on genetic privacy (2021)

Video: Genetic privacy.

Altmetric | 2021: #1 of all outputs in Microbiome.

A global metagenomic map of urban microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance (2021)

Video: MetaSub project,

Altmetric | 2021: #1 of all outputs in Cell.

Press release: Weill Cornell Medicine.

News sites (selected): New York Times, The Economist, News wise, Eurek Alert!, The Scientist, GenomeWeb, Smithsonian, WIRED, xsede, Zymo, CBC, Inverse, IEE Spectrum, Cornell Chronicle, The Straits Times, Medical News Today, International Business Times, RT, SwissInfo, Le Monde, Imperial College London, Sci Dev Net.

Foreign news sites: EL PAIS (Spanish), 24-horas (Spanish).

GPS-DNA Origins CearĂ¡ (2020)

Video: TVAssembleiaCeara (Portuguese), Interview (Portuguese), Globo play (Portuguese).

News sites: ANBA.

Foreign news sites: Diario do Nordeste (Portuguese), terra (Portuguese), tvnordestevip (Portuguese), Diario do Nordeste (Portuguese), Embassynews (Portuguese), focus, globo.com (Portuguese).

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My Bronze Age Origins Test (2020)

Website: My Bronze Age Origins Test - A preview (click to try).
Review sites: Self Code.

Commercial sites: Beginner Test, Advanced Test.


Ancient Ancestry Informative Markers for identifying fine-scale ancient population structure in Eurasians (2018)

Altmetric | 2018: Top 1% of all paper from Genes.

Press release: The University of Sheffield.

Radio: BBC Radio Sheffield.

News sites: Science Daily, Yorkshire Post (picture on the right), Business Standard, Technology Networks, Eureka Alert!, Phys.Org, Tech explorist, Market research journal, Tech explorist, Health world, Popular-archaeology, The Week, Newsbeezer.

Foreign news sites: ria (Russian), Rambler (Russian), Prabhatkhabar (Hindi), Tekk TV (German), Galileo net (Italian), Sputniknews (Italian), Novilist (Croatian), Bioon (Chinese), Trust my science (French).

Blogs: Ancient Origins, Noozila Top, Tech Explorist, ScienceBlog.com.


Neonatal circumcision and prematurity are associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (2018)

Altmetric | 2018: Top 1% most-read paper of similar age.

Popular science articles: The Conversation.

Radio: Glz Radio (Israel).

News sites: IFLScience, Jewish news, ICEPI News, Organic lifestyle magazine, Brinkwire, Classic 105, Asian town, Awareness act, The science page, information liberation, Doctors opposing circumcision, newsbeezer, Shared health tips, Awareness act, Classic105, The ugly truth, Sivtelegram, mignews, Yahoo UK Forward. Evidence based birth.

Foreign news sites: Ynet (Hebrew), Yediot (Hebrew), Mako (Hebrew), Reformatorisch Dagblad (Dutch), Mevabe (Vietnamese), EmmedE klubi (Estonian), astronomer (Korean), Jacos (Russian), Isra (Russian), enlace judio (Spanish), Kumparan (Indonesian), Tribun Manado News (Indonesian).

Blogs: justice for man and boys, reddit, Babycenter Community.

Impact: International Business Times.


Time Population Structure (TPS) to date ancient skeletons (2018)

Video: TPS - A new genomic dating method.

News sites: New Scientist, Science Daily, Eurek Alert, Popular Archaeology, R&D Magazine, Laboratory equipment, UK Press cute, Bright Surf, Phys.org, International Buisness Times.

Foreign news sites: TM Tekniikan Maailma (Finnish).

Blogs: Prehistoric Archaeology Blog.


From lost empires to modern cities with ancient GPS (2017)

Radio: ABC Radio (Australia).

News sites: Iflscience, Science daily, Smithsonian magazine, Heritage daily, Phys.org, eScience news, eXpress, Eurekalert, Popular-archaeology, Longroom, Meteoweb, Stem cells research, my-news-site, Mail on Sunday, Science news line, Alpha galileo, Europa press, Daily mail, 1london net, News express daily, News explored, Live24news, Archaeology news network, Scimex, Hoangtukhoc, Business Ghana, Rice mason, Bioengineer, Sciene Magazine, Health Medicine Network, Educationcareer, NEWSCAF, Culture overload, Euvolution.com, Power Business, Modern ghana, Business Ghana, Ghana news agency.

Foreign news sites: yle (Finnish), larena (Italian), ansa (Italian), prensa-latina (Spanish) Lookingtoday (Khmer), tekniikka & talous (Finnish), vasgeorgia (Greek) Mythologica (Romanian) Balkanweb dap-news (Khmer), Bordo (Albanian), xlpress (Albanian), Portalb (Albanian), Vizionplus (Albanian), Gazetadita (Albanian).

Blogs: ecig Canada zone, Greek.


The "Wear and Tear" hypothesis for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (2017)

News sites: Psychology Today, London Spine Unit.

Blogs: Pediatric Neurology.


The Origins of Ashkenaz, Ashkenazic Jews, and Yiddish (2016)

Altmetric | 2016: #1 most-read paper compared to papers of similar age.

Popular science articles: The Conversation, The Hayadan.

News sites: science 2.0, Veterans today, Phys.org.

Foreign news sites: gazete duva R (Turkish).

Blogs: Rosa Rubicondior, The Khazar DNA Project.

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GPS Origins (2016)

Website: GPS Origins, Amazon, Ancient Origins.
Videos: GPS Origins DNA Test for Ancestry (DDC), GPS Origins Ancestry DNA Test (ANY LAB TEST NOW), Passport To The Past (The Top 10 Sites).
Example of a report: GPS Origins reports

Review sites: The DNA Tests. DNA testing choice.

News sites: Know your DNA, Top 10 best DNA testing, PC Magazine (UK), Israeli life sciences, wtvm, NAanalyze,

Other sites: Facebook page for GPS Origins, Simply today life.

Blogs: Saving Toward A Better Life, Khazar DNA Project, Misty Morgan (everything changes), Mama Smith's, Free and for me, The Naptime Reviewer, Surviving a teachers salary, A southern mother, Baby to boomer, Top notch material, blog lovin, Kelly Stilwell (Virtually yours), Michigan saving and more, Scarlet and dawn, African American Genealogy DNA, Saving dollars and sense, All for the boys, ABC creative learning, ABC creative learning, Emily reviews, EurasianDNA.

Foreign news sites: Podroze (Spanish), Genealogia molecular (Spanish).

Commercial sites: Genealogy bank, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Easy DNA, Who'z the Daddy, Genomes unzipped, Easy DNA (Swedish).


Mapping the genome of cities and surfaces (2016)

News sites: Microbiology society, STAT+.


Reconstructing Druze population history (2016)
Altmetric | 2016: Top 3% most-read paper of similar age.

Popular science articles: The Conversation, AEON (audio narraitve).

Radio: 93fm Israeli Radio.

News sites: Ynet news, South African Jewish Report, Inkl, Phys.org, Real clear science, Sri Lanka Guardian, Yahoo news, The wire, Scroll India, ancient origins, News Network archaeology, Trans Asia News, Wake up thinner, The Times of Israel, I f***ing love Science.
Foreign news sites: Yediot (Hebrew), Kikar (Hebrew), Kafkassam (Turkish), Salom (Turkish), 34volt (Turkish), turkmensani (Turkish), izraelinfo (Hungarian), Respublica (Albanian), Lemonde (French), Malaassot (French), The Times of Israel (French).

Blogs: Prof. Oz Almog (Hebrew), Brewminate.


Localizing Ashkenazic Jews to primeval villages in the ancient Iranian lands of Ashkenaz (2016)
Accompanied movie: link

Altmetric | 2016: #1 most-read paper in GBE, top 99th percetile of all papers.
Press release: University of Sheffield

Popular science articles: The Conversation, Aeon, Atlas of Science.

Radio: Poland Calling.

News sites: The Times, BBC, Times of Israel, Aurora israel, United Jerusalem, Jewish News, Jewish Heritage, Tablet magazine, The Jewish Chronicle, The Canadaian Jewish News, Jewish Times Asia, Israel diaries (I), Israel diaries (II), eSefarad, Arutz Sheva, Children of Jewish holocaust survivors, Church times, Realnoe Vremya, The independent, The dailymail, Wired, Vocativ, Atlas obscura, Eureka News , Viral Pirate, Phys.org, Sci-News, Science Daily, The Raw Story, International Buisness Time UK, Today breaking news, Ancient origins, Long room, UK Finances & Buisness News , Latest News Resource, Science 2.0, Mignews.com, Ezine articles, Message to Eagle, Laboratory euipment, The maven, Yorkshire Post, Skolkovo News, News Grio, ARCHY UK, 24 News, Heritage Daily, Heritage Daily (2), Health Medicine Network, Tech times, Information Society, Popular archaeology, Veooz, Arab nyheter Press liberal, Language magazine, Religion News, Meek voices, Meek voices (2), Center point news, New historian, Message to eagle, Abroad in the yard, The Jewish Voice, Any news BD, The marshall town, Archy UK, NH Voice, geez Wild, World Archy, New-inventions.net, Scienmag, Uyghur Academy of Arts and Science, Herald Globe, Global good news, Wesh UK, Middle East Eye, Science Codex, National post, Futurity, Oximity, Time of News, National Vanguard, My Informatics, Sign of the times, Archaeology, Kaleinar.com, Silicon investor, Taki's magazine, Lab roots, Chess, Bullfax, Archaeology News Network, Azerbijani News Netowrk (Ann), Pro Russia News, The good link, Press liberal, Asia We, News bean, Abel Danger, Ancient origin, The Epoch Times, Palo, Brief report, nsnbc internaitonal, Turkey central, EPOCH Times.

Foreign news sites: Globes (Hebrew), 0404 (Hebrew), The Forward (Yiddish), Eastwindow18 (Japanese), ClassiCult (Italian), Informa Lingua, Science magazine (Italian), Make me feed (Italian), Lenta (Russian), Svopi (Russian), musavat.com (Russian), Ria (Russian), Gazeta (Russian), STRF (Russian), Eizvestia (Russian), Gfdigital (Russian), Liveinternet (Russian), Paylas MAG (Hungarian), Telegrafi (Albanian), Gazet adita (Albanian), xlpress TV (Albanian), Azertaym (Azerbaijani), Xeber-24 (Azerbaijani), hollandistan (Dutch), emprosnews (Greek), scinexx (German), Derstandard (German), Diken (German), Tachles (German), CNN Turk (Turkish), Salom (Turkish), Haber (Turkish), Diken (Turkish), Aurora (Turkish), Odatv (Turkish), herkese bilim teknoloji (Turkish), Maan news (Arabic), Enlace Judio (Spanish), Sepa Mas (Spanish), Hoy Bolivia (Spanish), Ancient origins (Spanish), coolamnews.com (French), Times of Israel (French), LPH Info, Actualite Israel (French).

Blogs: DNA Consultants, Homolog, Paleo Judaica, Diversity is chaos, Palestinian Pundit, Archaeological News, Saling, Anthropologist in the attic, Rehmat1, Joseph pede poetry, Levoya, Archaeology news report, East is everywhere, Hwaairfan, The ugly truth, Masked linguist, Khazar DNA Project, 418, Genealogie genetique (French), Jacqueshenry (French), Marucha blog (Russian), Majority rights.


Geographic Population Structure (GPS) of worldwide human populations infers biogeographical origin down to home village (2014)
Accompanied video: link

Altmetric | 2014: Top 110 papers of 2014, 5th in Nature communications.

Press release: University of Sheffield

TV: BBC Breakfast Show, Israel Channel 10 (Hebrew) [min 20], BBC World (Farsi & English).

Radio: BBC Radio Sheffield (x2), BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcestershire, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 4, Stitcher.

News sites: Science, Nature Middle East, Live Science, Discovery News, The New York Times, The Times, Science Codex, All analytics, examiner.com, Nature Asia, phys.org, Science Daily, The Economist, The Star, Daily News, Jus News Wired, The Marysue, The Washington post, Daily mail, Heritage Daily, business-standard.com, The Economic Times, The independent, Times of India, International Buisness Times, I f***ing love Science engadget, Buisness standard, MSN, Alpha Biolabs, NDTV, Gizmag, Redorbit, IOl, Delhi Daily News, Odish Sun Times, HNGN, IBN, The Economic Voice, Spark on it, Khojindia TV, Geek o system, Yotta fire, GIZMODO, Motherboard, Bio news,

Foreign news sites: Geek Time (Hebrew), Galileo (Portuguese), Scientias (Dutch), FORTE (Estonian), Diariouno (Spanish), elEconomista (Spanish), vozpopuli.com (Spanish), Vesto (Russian), podrobnosti (Rusian), Mokslo Naujienos (Lithuenian), ANSA (Itlians) Spiegel online (German), engadget (German), DIE WELT (German).

Blogs: The Dienekes' Anthropology, Failed Messiah, Homolog.


The 'extremely ancient' chromosome that isn't: a forensic bioinformatic investigation of Albert Perry's X-degenerate portion of the Y chromosome (2014)
Accompanied movie: link

Altmetric | 2014: #1 most-read paper in EJHG since 2014, top 99th percentile of all papers.

Press release: University of Sheffield

Interviews: BBC Radio Sheffield, Science Daily, Huffington post.

Noted comments: The Vatican,

News sites: The University of Sheffield, FUTURITY, The Star, Daily Mail, International Buisness times, Failed Messiah, Science World Report, PHYS.ORG, Yahoo news, Guardian Liberty voice, Nature World News, SeattleIndian.com, Disclose TV, Before its news, Ancient Origins, Zee News, ANI News, Save the date, Daijiworld.com, Before its news, Top News Arab Emirates, AlphaKick, DNAindia, Financial Express, red Orbit, Buisness Standard, Sci-News, ScienceNewsline, FOX news, The Examiner, Design&Trends, Latin post, The Times of India, The Almagest, Islam loves peace, Ynet.

Foreign news sites: Ynet (Hebrew), Viva News (Indonesian), Lankasri World (Tamil), 24smi (Russian), Ziarul de iasi (Romanian), Descopera (Romanian), evz.ro (Romanian), Islamidia.com (Indonesian), Kenh14 (Vietnamese).

Blogs: The Dienekes' Anthropology, Homologous, Homologous (2), Homologous (3), Science 2.0, paleoantropologiahoy, Jewish Facts From Portland, My warfarin diet, Evolution and Science (Hebrew).


On the immortality of television sets: "function" in the human genome according to the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE (2013)

Altmetric | 2013: 73rd most-read paper in 2013 (Justification).

Faculty of 1000: Recommendation.

News sites: The Guardian, Forbes (John Farrell), POPSCI, The Hindu, bioinf.nuim.ie, ABC (radionational), Globedia.

Foreign news sites: Francis (th) E mule Science's News (Spanish), Science and Evolution (Hebrew).

Blogs: The Evolution & Medicine Review, Homologus, Homologus (2), The Curious Wavefunction, Opiniomics, CORANTE, Cytogenomics, Pharyngula, SciLogs, GENOMICRON, Wonderful life, Molecular Evolution Forum, Improbable Research, The occam's type writer, Skeptic blog, The OpenHelix Blog, Panda's Thumb, Newsy blog,


The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry (2013)

Altmetric | 2013: 68th most-read paper since 2013.

Radio: Galatz (Hebrew).

Newspapers: the Jewish daily Forward, The Baltimore Jewish Times, Haaretz (Hebrew), Haaretz (English), NRG Globes (Hebrew), Al Jazeera TV (Arabic).

News sites: Haaretz, Ynet (English), I f***ing love Science Examiner.com, Israel and stuff, Salem news, MSN news, Saturday Nation, PHYS.ORG, Science Daily, Daily Nation, Al Arabia, ctpost.com, France 24, TheRawStory, Middle East Monitor, Genomeweb, Allvoices, Materia, VosIzNeias, Gospel Prime,

Foreign news sites: Haaretz (Hebrew), Scientific American (Hebrew), The Jewish Forward (Yiddish), terra (Portuguese), origo (Hungarian), israelinfo (Russian), gazeta (Russian), Isralove (Russian), Noticia Cristiana (Spanish), elEconomista.es (Spanish), HotNews (Spanish), Mediafax (Romanian), Romanialibera (Romanian), Ziuaveche (Romanian), Cronica Romana (Romanian), hirado.hu (Hungarian), Volkskrant.nl (Dutch), nd.nl (Dutch), knack.be (Dutch), Tiede (Finnish), Die Presse.com (German), Frankfurter Rundschau (German), Wissenschaft aktuell (German), Spiegel (German), GlasLstre.hr (Croatian), iDENS.cz (Czech), Shorouknews (Arabic), Anti Gazete (Turkish), Mynet haber (Turkish), Kirikhan.net (Turkish) Hurriyet (Turkish), LA PRESSE.CA (French), LaCote (French), Egalite Reconciliation (French), protection-palestine.org (French), rue89.com (French), DZACTIVISTE (French), Le Parisien (French), ISTOE independente (Portuguese), News Now (Greek), News Bomb (Greek).

Blogs: DNA Consultants, Failedmessiah, Failedmessiah (2), Homologus, Homologus (2), Homologus (3), Never Yet Melted, The Kibbitzer, The Dienekes' Anthropology, Heritagedaily, Prehistory, Anthropology and Genetics, European Genetics and Anthropology, Red Resson Line, Balagan (Spanish), antipliroforisi (Greek), Rehmat's World, Noticias de Hoy (Spanish), Hungarian Spektrum, Neue Anthropologie, DNA Consultants, drive-by-planet, The Jewish Daily Forward, Darkmoon, Hungarian Spectrum, The gliettering eye.

Facebook: The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry, The Khazar DNA Project.

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GenoChip: A New Tool for Genetic Anthropology (2013)

Altmetric | 2013 : #1 most-read paper in GBE for outputs of similar age.

News Articles: GenomeWeb's BioArray News, Chicago Tribune, Dvice, Eurek Alert, Huffington Post (1), Huffington post (2).

Blogs: DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy, Your Genetic Genealogist, CeCe Moore's blog, DNA - genealem's genetic genealogy, Emily Aucilino's blog , Hungarian Spectrum, The Genetic Genealogist, Discover Magazine, Razib Khan's blog, The Legal Geneaologist (Judy Russell's blog), Dienekes' Anthropology blog, Native Heritage Project, Cruwys news, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, Manley's blog, Homolog blog, DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy.

Wiki Articles: Genographic Project

Books: The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures by Christine Kenneally


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The genome sequences of three ants (2011)

The Genome Sequence of the Leaf-Cutter Ant Atta cephalotes Reveals Insights into Its Obligate Symbiotic Lifestyle (PLoS Genetics 2011)
Draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) (PNAS 2011)
Draft genome of the red harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus (PNAS 2011)

News sites: Scientific American, San Francisco Chronicle, Medical News Today


The genome sequence of body louse (2010)

Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle (PNAS 2010)

Faculty of 1000: Recommendation.
News sites: Science daily, National Geographic, Gizmaz, NPR, BBC, News medical.


The genome sequence of cow (2009)

The Genome Sequence of Taurine Cattle: A Window to Ruminant Biology and Evolution (Science 2009)

News sites: UH News, BCM News, Nature, BBC, Science Daily, The Washington Post.


The genome sequence of the red flour beetle (2008)

The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum (Nature 2008)

News sites: UH News, Science Daily, PCT.

Blogs: Molecular Evolution Blog (Hebrew)


The genome sequence of the Sea urchin (2006)

The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Science 2006)

News sites: UH News, UH News


The genome sequence of the Honeybee (2006)

Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera (Nature 2006)

News sites: UH News, UH News, UH News


Modern men are the 'sorriest cohort of masculine Homo sapiens
to ever walk the planet.'
From Manthropology by Peter McAllister