Neanderthal genome research featured in UCTV report

UC Santa Cruz professor's groundbreaking work showed Neanderthal DNA exists in modern humans whose ancestors migrated from Africa

Ed Green on screen
UCSC bioinformatics assistant professor Ed Green explains his work sequencing the Neanderthal genome in a segment on the UCTV program "State of Minds."

Research on the Neanderthal genome by UC Santa Cruz bioinformatics professor Richard E. "Ed" Green is featured in the winter edition of "State of Minds," a 30-minute video magazine produced by University of California Television (UCTV). The report is viewable online and begins at 21:47 into the program.

The five-minute segment was produced by Mara Waldhorn, a graduate of the Social Documentation program at UCSC, and includes interviews with Green and David Haussler, director of the UCSC Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at the Baskin School of Engineering. 

Waldhorn also uses animation to illustrate a "Genomics 101."

State of Minds is produced quarterly and features stories from each of the 10 UC campuses. It is one of dozens of programs and video streaming services produced by UCTV.

The winter 2011 edition is hosted by UC Riverside and also features a segment on research there on combating air pollution. Other stories are on how UC Berkeley is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, and a piece from UC Davis on stem cell research.