Natural Science

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Double-Barreled Disaster

June 8, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the media response to the Gulf oil spill.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Cleopatra Exhibit Tells an Intriguing Tale

June 5, 2010

David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum comments on the legend of Cleopatra.

Article Source: Washington Post

Beer Made 9,000 Years Back in China Recreated

June 4, 2010

Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his re-creation of ancient brews.

Article Source: Sify News (India)

Genes Set Jews Apart, Study Finds

June 3, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the largest study ever conducted of what it means genetically to be Jewish.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

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

First Horned Dinosaurs Found in Europe

May 26, 2010

Peter Dodson of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the discovery of Europe’s first horned dinosaur fossil.

Article Source: Science
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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.

Sports Genes

May 17, 2010

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

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

“Grinding Mouth, Wrinkle Eye”: Penn Graduate Student Describes New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur

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.

Criação de Célula Sintética Abre Debate Sobre Biossegurança, Ética e Religião

May 22, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter’s findings.

Article Source: O Globo (Brazil)