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Dieting for Dollars? More US Employees Trying It

June 1, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on incentivizing weight loss in the work place.

Article Source: Associated Press

The Union Between Life and Chemistry

May 31, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethics of synthesized life.

 

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

UC Berkeley Offer to Test DNA of Incoming Students Sparks Debate

June 1, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses a DNA screening initiative in California.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Penn Medicine Receives $25.5 Million for Cancer Research

May 27, 2010

Penn receives a $25.5 million gift toward research at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.

Article Source: Philanthropy News Digest

Residents Raise a Ruckus Over Trudeau Airport Noise

May 27, 2010

Mathias Basner of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on the psychological effects of noise.

Article Source: Montreal Gazette

Surrogacy: Mitzvah or Money Maker?

May 27, 2010

Elly Teman of the School of Medicine discusses surrogacy and is cited for her book, “Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self.”

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

Data Shows African Population History

May 27, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for her genetics work in Africa.

Article Source: RedOrbit

New Breed of Specialist Steps In for Family Doctor

May 26, 2010

P.J. Brennan and Subha Airan-Javia of the School of Medicine discuss the role of the hospitalist.

Article Source: New York Times

Putting an Old-School Joules on an Electric Enfield

May 12, 2010

James Loughead of the School of Medicine is profiled for his work on the side as a motorcycle engineer.

Article Source: Wired
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604 May 26, 2010

Penn Researchers Add Genetic Data to Archaeology and Linguistics to Get Picture of African Population History

PHILADELPHIA –- Genetic researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have combined data from existing archaeological and linguistic studies of Africa with human genetic data to shed light on the demographic history of the continent from which all human activity emerged.

The study reveals not just a clearer picture of the continent’s history but also the importance of having independent lines of evidence in the interpretation of genetic and genomic data in the reconstruction of population histories.