caribbean, dna, new discoveries

Ancient DNA Retells Story of Caribbean’s Original Islanders

The history of the Caribbean’s original islanders comes into sharper focus in a new Nature study that combines decades of archaeological work with advancements in genetic technology. An international team led by Harvard Medical School’s David Reich analyzed the genomes of 263 individuals in the largest study of ancient DNA in the Americas to date. The genetics ...

Troy Oakes

An impressionist painting of a Caribbean island.