Research Centre for Human Evolution makes top 10 Science stories of 2016

Griffith University’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution has once again made the Science list of top 10 stories for the year.

It is the second time in three years the centre, officially launched last year,  has made the impressive international Science Magazine list.

Making the sixth spot was the world-first Aboriginal genome research conducted by Professor David Lambert’s group. Among the team recognised is author Sankar Subramanian, who was responsible for a lot of the analysis, PhD student Joanne Wright and Dr Michael Westaway, who all contributed to the Nature paper when it was published last year.

The research showed how DNA studies put new twists on the timing of human migrations out of Africa – but genetics alone were not enough to tell the full story. The internationally collaborative work received global recognition.

 

In 2014 Adam Brumm and Max Abert were also listed in the magazine’s top stories.

View the list here https://www.sciencenews.org/article/top-science-stories-2016