Cross-post: The prestige of “Jewish Genome” papers

Cross-post: The prestige of “Jewish Genome” papers

When, in early 2013, we covered Eran Elhaik’s paper on the origin of European Jewish population, he was treated everywhere like a pariah. Haldane’s Sieve blog, which supposedly posts all interesting pop-gen preprints from arxiv, completely ignored his paper. Yet, as it turned out over the last 18 months, Elhaik’s paper became the second most well-read among all papers published in Genome Biology and Evolution, even surpassing “On the immortality of television sets: function in the human genome according to the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE”. Links from our previous blog posts covering Elhaik’s research are given below.

New Study Sheds Light on the Origin of the European Jewish Population

Few Useful Links on Khazar History for Population Biologists

Population Genetics Study on Khazar Origin of Jews is Back in Spotlight

In his blog, Elhaik has written a critic of a new Jewish Genome paper, which we are cross-posting below.


Cross-post: The prestige of Jewish Genome papers

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