Press Releases

DATE2021.04.09 #Press Releases

Introduction of six papers published in the "Special Issue on the Yaponesian Genome" of Anthropological Science, the official journal of the Japanese Society for Anthropological Science

Disclaimer: machine translated by DeepL which may contain errors.

National Institute of Genetics

Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo


A special issue of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's New Scientific Area of Research "The Yaponesian Genome," which studies the origin and formation of the Japanese archipelago people (Yaponesians) by integrating the humanities and sciences, has been published in Anthropological Science, the official journal of the Japanese Society for Anthropology, and six papers have been published there.

These studies are the result of research groups (in alphabetical order of institutional affiliation) from Aoyama Gakuin University, National Institute of Genetics, National Museum of Nature and Science, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Institute, Saga City Board of Education, The University of Tokyo, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Hokkaido University, and University of Yamanashi.

Figure: Amount of ancient DNA shown in three levels

The six papers (four original papers and two review papers) were published online (open access) in Anthropological Science on March 31, 2021.

Professor Hiroki Ota and Assistant Professor Yoshie Koganebuchi of the Department of Biological Sciences participated in the research results. For more information, please visit the website of the National Institute of Genetics.