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 88, Issue 2 (2016) The Fortieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology




Paternal Genetic Structure In Contemporary Mennonite Communities From The American Midwest
Kristine G. Beaty, M. J. Mosher, Michael H. Crawford, and Phillip Melton


Finding Rare, Disease-Associated Variants in Isolated Groups: Potential Advantages of Mennonite Populations
Fabiana L. Lopes, Liping Hou, Angelica B. W. Boldt, Layla Kassem, Veronica M. Alves, Antonio E. Nardi, and Francis J. McMahon


Patterns Of DNA Methylation Across the Leptin Core Promoter in Four Diverse Asian and North American Populations
M. J. Mosher, P. E. Melton, P. Stapleton, M. S. Schanfield, and M. H. Crawford


Genetic Affiliation of Pre-Hispanic and Contemporary Mayas through Maternal Linage
Mirna Isabel Ochoa-Lugo, Maria de Lourdez Muñoz, Gerardo Pérez-Ramírez, Kristine G. Beaty, Mauro López-Armenta, Javiera Cervini-Silva, Miguel Moreno-Galeana, Adrián Martínez Meza, Eduardo Ramos, Michael H. Crawford, and Arturo Romano-Pacheco

American Association of Anthropological Genetics