"Reconstructing history via population genetics". | Armen Martirosian | TEDxYerevan by TEDx Talks   2 years ago

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Using the most current tool in the arsenal of those investigating
history, Armen Martirosian discusses the methodology and techniques
employed by genetics to reconstruct the emergence and development of
the Armenian population and the global implications related to it.

Armen Martirosian is a repat, having moved from Honolulu Hawaii, to Yerevan Armenia. His initial aspiration was to study medicine, but along the way, his interests also sent him in various directions. Today, not only does he work as an ultrasound specialist in the National Center for Oncology, introducing vascular and abdominal techniques learned in his earlier life in the US, but he's also a field consultant for anthropology, working in archaeological sites, and is also involved in population genetics. The latter two entail collecting ancient DNA from both historical and prehistorical sites in modern Armenia and Artsakh, as well as constructing the genetic profile of modern Armenians.

Reconstructing the past to bridge the future.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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