Media coverage of Neanderthal genome features UCSC scientist Richard Green

Richard E. Green

Computational biologist Richard Green was featured in widespread news coverage last week of the Neanderthal genome, which revealed that humans interbred with Neanderthals. Green, now an assistant professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UCSC, has been coordinating the Neanderthal Genome Project at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology since 2005. He was interviewed twice on National Public Radio--first on All Things Considered and later in a longer interview on NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday--and also on CBC Radio (Canada).

A story in the San Jose Mercury News included quotes from David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, and a sidebar on Haussler's genomic research group, which helped attract Green to join the UCSC faculty.

Other stories featuring Green included an AP story that ran in newspapers throughout the country and on many web sites, as well as stories in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel, London Times, Independent (U.K.), Sydney Morning Herald, Bloomberg News, Agence France Presse, National Geographic News, CBC News, Business Week, Nature, New Scientist, Science News, Scientific American, Technology Review,, Huffington Post, Biospace, BioNews, Sci-Tech Today, and