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3 PhDs from India: We Love Estonian Christmas

Listen to 3 PhDs from India discussing their scientific journeys, food, climate, and more. Continue reading

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Europeans and Indians Share a Light-Skinned Ancestor

Find out how the lighter skin colour of Europeans and many Indians has been inherited from an ancestor living somewhere in the Middle East or Central Asia 20,000 years ago. Continue reading

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Where Do the European Romani (Gypsies) Come From?

Researching paternal genetic lineage, scientists of the Estonian Biocentre made it possible to more precisely identify the historical homeland of Romani (Gypsies), who now live in Europe as nomads. Continue reading

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Estonian and Indian Milk Lovers Share a Common Ancestor

Researchers have found that the Estonians and Indians who can digest lactose share a common ancestor that walked the Earth about 7500 years ago. The study was published in the “Molecular Biology and Evolution” journal. Continue reading

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From +34°C in India to -32°C in Estonia

This is a story of the first Indian student to have defended his PhD thesis in Molecular Biology at the University of Tartu. Gyaneshwer Chaubey arrived to Estonia on a cold and dark day in January 2006, his supervisor was waiting for him with two enormous jackets. Continue reading

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