About Human Biology

Founded in 1929, Human Biology is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on research to increase understanding of human biological variation. Among the topics considered by the journal are anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research.

Human Biology is the official publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), an educational and scientific organization founded in 1994. AAAG aims to promote the study of anthropological genetics, as this field is broadly defined, to facilitate communication and cooperation between individuals engaged in this field.

Current Issue: Volume 85, Issue 5 (2013)



Genetic Variation of X-STRs in the Wichí Population from Chaco Province, Argentina
Laura Angela Glesmann, Pablo Francisco Martina, and Cecila Inés Catanesi


Ancestry Informative Markers Clarify the Regional Admixture Variation in the Costa Rican Population
Rebeca Campos-Sánchez, Henriette Raventós, and Ramiro Barrantes


The –9/+9 Polymorphism of the Bradykinin Receptor Beta 2 Gene and Athlete Status: A Study Involving Two European Cohorts
Marek Sawczuk, Yevgeniya I. Timshina, Irina V. Astratenkova, Agnieszka Maciejewska-Karłowska, Agata Leońska-Duniec, Krzysztof Ficek, Leysan J. Mustafina, Paweł Cięszczyk, Tomasz Klocek, and Ildus I. Ahmetov

Review Article

Brief Communication



Hélène Pagezy, August 2, 1945 - March 3, 2013
Pierre Darlu and Patrick Pasquet