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Talk explores ancient DNA and the peopling of the Americas

By David Moore | June 21, 2024

Jennifer Raff explores what DNA can tell us about migrations in the Americas at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos June 24.

Jennifer Raff, an anthropological geneticist and science writer, examines the latest genetic and archaeological evidence for the origins of the First Peoples in the Americas at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, in the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee's 51st memorial lecture at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos. Her free talk will follow an introduction by Lab Director Thom Mason.

Raff, an associate professor of anthropology and affiliate faculty with the Indigenous studies program at the University of Kansas, will explore how ancient DNA has revealed a complex story of migrations, isolation and adaptation, and discuss how scientists are grappling with a legacy of harm that their research has caused Indigenous peoples.

Lab child care center focus of New Mexico child care resources blog

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department recently published a blog post exploring the work the Laboratory and its operator Triad National Security have done in launching a new child care center in Los Alamos. Including interviews with Community Partnerships Office Director Kathy Keith and others involved in the project, the post explores what other groups can learn from the partnership.

Laboratory hosting climate security symposium June 26-27

Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting a symposium on the threats of climate change to global security at the Santa Fe Convention Center from June 26-27. There are in-person and online options for attendance. The symposium will include discussions on a range of climate and energy topics, exploring the intersection of climate change and national and global security from a multidisciplinary perspective. The symposium — the fourth in the  Harnessing Transformational Technologies series — is hosted in conjunction with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Learn more and register for the symposium.