Bryan Sykes

Bryan Sykes

Biography:

Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, is one of the world's leading geneticists. After undertaking medical research into the causes of inherited bone disease, he discovered DNA could survive in ancient bones, and he was the first to report on the recovery of ancient DNA from archaeological bones in the journal, Nature, in 1989.

Since then, Professor Sykes has been called in as the leading international authority to examine several high-profile cases, such as the Ice Man, Cheddar Man, and the many individuals claiming to be members of the Russian royal family. Prof. Sykes and his research team have, over the last decade, compiled the most complete DNA family tree of our species yet available. They are the founders of Oxford Ancestors Ltd., the world's leading provider of DNA-based services for use in personal ancestry research.

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  • Scientific Sasquatch/ Bigfoot And The Ufologist

    In the first half, Bryan Sykes, Professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College, joined Dave Schrader (email) to discuss his search for evidence of the existence of Bigfoot, and possible Yeti DNA through his highly regarded lab in Oxford. ...More »
  • DNA Research

    Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford since 1997, Bryan Sykes, discussed some of his fascinating DNA research findings, including his study of American genetics. First hour guest, SETI astronomer Seth Shostak spoke about SETI's latest targets which are...More »
  • Rebroadcast: Bryan Sykes

    In this rebroadcast from 5/2/04, author Bryan Sykes discussed Male Extinction with Art Bell.More »
  • Male Extinction

    Professor of Human Genetics, Bryan Sykes, discussed his alarming forecast that male extinction is inevitable, due to the rapidly decaying Y chromosome. He estimated that this would occur within 5,000 generations or 125,000 to 150,000 years from now, and that male infertility...More »

Last Night

Divine Interview / Are You a Starseed?
Divine Interview / Are You a Starseed?
In the first half, science and technology writer Sondra Sneed will join host Lisa Garr (email) to discuss how during all the years she spent interviewing scientists and engineers, she has also been interviewing the highest mind — the creator of the universe. In the second half,...

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