Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for her genetics work in Africa.
In Penn's intensive one-year master’s program in applied positive psychology, students learn how to “add to the tonnage of happiness in the world.”
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.
PHILADELPHIA –- A team of paleontologists, including a University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate, has described a new species of dinosaur based upon an incomplete skeleton found in western New Mexico. The new species, Jeyawati rugoculus, comes from rocks that preserve a swampy forest ecosystem that thrived near the shore of a vast inland sea 91 million years ago.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses the ethical dilemmas involved in creating synthetic life.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical issues surrounding new genetic engineering discoveries.
The award, which honors the most important new book about America’s founding era, comes with a $50,000 prize, the nation’s largest literary award for early American history. The book was a finalist from among 62 nominees.