Genomes from the past
Interview with Carles Lalueza-Fox, researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona
«Thanks to palaeogenetics, we now know many more things about Neandertals than we learned in the last 150 years.» Carles Lalueza-Fox, researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), has an educated opinion on the matter. In 2010 he was one of the authors who signed the paper published in Science where the results of the Neandertal Genome project were presented. Now, he just published in Nature lthe first sequencing of a Mesolithic genome. The results of this research made it possible to physically reconstruct these humans from the past, as he summarises with another one of the study’s authors, Íñigo Olalde, in the next issue of Mètode. You can find the article in advance in our website.
Carles Lalueza-Fox visited Valencia to participate in the XIV Morning Session on Evolution, and Mètode TV had the opportunity to interview him and discuss his research on palaeogenetics, that is to say, the genomes of the past.
[English subtitles available in the video]