World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mark D. Shriver

Article Id: WHEBN0024460323
Reproduction Date:

Title: Mark D. Shriver  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: White American, Race and ethnicity in the United States, African American Lives, Demographics of Puerto Rico, One-drop rule
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Mark D. Shriver

Mark D. Shriver is an American population geneticist. His research is focused on admixture mapping,[1] signatures of natural selection, and phenotypic variability in common trait variation. A major goal of his work is to apply these methods and understanding of genomic variation to studies of common diseases (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes, adaptation to altitude, hypertension, and prostate cancer) and to normal variation, in particular skin pigmentation and response to UVR. More recently, his research has focused on the genetics of facial features.[2][3][4][5]

Shriver has consulted for and appeared in several documentaries about ancestry, race, and recent human evolution. Most notably, he was featured in the 2006 PBS series African American Lives and the 2008 series African American Lives 2 (hosted by Henry Louis Gates) [1]. He also appeared in the BBC Two film Motherland: A Genetic Journey (2003), the BBC documentary, “The Difference”, French television’s “Tracked Down by Our Genes” (2007), and UK Channel 4’s “Human Mutants” (2004).

He has made public the discovery of his own recent West African ancestry (22%).[6][7]

He is an associate professor of genetics at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

In 2007, he married science writer and former broadcast meteorologist Katrina Voss.


  1. ^ Technology Review August 11, 2008, "Genealogy Gets More Precise."
  2. ^ The Wall Street Journal March 27, 2009, "To Sketch a Thief: Genes Draw Likeness of Suspects."
  3. ^ ABC News Feb. 18, 2009, "CS-Eye: DNA Could Reveal a Perp's Face."
  4. ^ ScienceDaily Feb. 17, 2009, "Mixed Population Provides Insights Into Human Genetic Makeup."
  5. ^ The Medical News (News-Medical.Net) February 16, 2009, "New insights into human genetic makeup."
  6. ^ STEVE SAILER, "Analysis: White prof finds he's not.", UPI, May 8, 2002
  7. ^ The Free Library ( April 9, 2005, "Code of many colors: can researchers see race in the genome?"

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.