The History of a ‘lost tribe’ in the language of DNA: Genes as scribes Monday February 6 @ 8 PM Speaker: Don Morrison, PhD
The 2500-year history of the Jewish diaspora(s) is partially preserved in oral tradition and written records, both of which are incomplete. The fate of the Israelite tribes that did not return to Jerusalem from the Babylonian exile, for example, has been especially enigmatic. A third source of information, however, has been preserved in the people themselves. It is now being read for the first time, by determining the sequence of their DNA.
Don Morrison is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He would welcome your questions by e-mail prior to the presentation. email@example.com