First Focus Group

On Tuesday 26th June we held our first focus group discussion with genealogical researchers at Manchester Central Library. We were lucky to have a great turnout and very lively and wide-ranging discussion, sharing stories and discoveries as well as plenty of tips and...

Community engagement at Webster Primary School

The Double-Helix History project linked up with the Community Engagement programme in the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health to visit Webster Primary School for some experiments and creative teaching activities around DNA on 21st June...

David Reich

I'm writing at lot about ancient DNA work, which is *very* hot right now. Two recent articles on one of the key figures, David Reich, here: New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/science/david-reich-human-migrations.html Interview in The Atlantic:...