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Dr Anna Gosling

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBBiomedSc BA(Hons I) MSc PhD
Research summaryBiological anthropology and human genetic variation in ancient and modern populations

Research

My research focuses on understanding the patterns of genetic variation seen in human populations. What variation is there? How did this variation arise and when? How might this variation contribute to health? Why do contemporary Pacific populations have a disproportionately high prevalence of metabolic disease (e.g. gout), and how might ancient and modern DNA help us to understand the evolutionary processes underlying this?

Publications

Matisoo-Smith, E., & Gosling, A. L. (2021). What does DNA tell us about past connections and the settlement of Sahul? In I. J. McNiven & B. David (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of indigenous Australia and New Guinea. (pp. 1-33). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190095611.013.11

Gosling, A. L., Lord, E., Boocock, J., Cameron-Christie, S., Horsburgh, K. A., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2021). A population history of Tokelau: Genetic variation and change in atoll populations. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2021.1901805

García, A., Nores, R., Motti, J. M. B., Pauro, M., Luisi, P., Bravi, C. M., … Gosling, A. L., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Demarchi, D. A. (2021). Ancient and modern mitogenomes from Central Argentina: New insights into population continuity, temporal depth and migration in South America. Human Molecular Genetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddab105

Dalbeth, N., Gosling, A. L., Gaffo, A., & Abhishek, A. (2021). Gout [Seminar]. Lancet. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00569-9

Horsburgh, K. A., & Gosling, A. L. (2020). Systematic ancient DNA species identification fails to find late Holocene domesticated cattle in Southern Africa. Biology, 9(10), 316. doi: 10.3390/biology9100316

Matisoo-Smith, E., & Gosling, A. L. (2021). What does DNA tell us about past connections and the settlement of Sahul? In I. J. McNiven & B. David (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of indigenous Australia and New Guinea. (pp. 1-33). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190095611.013.11

Chapter in Book - Research

García, A., Nores, R., Motti, J. M. B., Pauro, M., Luisi, P., Bravi, C. M., … Gosling, A. L., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Demarchi, D. A. (2021). Ancient and modern mitogenomes from Central Argentina: New insights into population continuity, temporal depth and migration in South America. Human Molecular Genetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddab105

Journal - Research Article

Gosling, A. L., Lord, E., Boocock, J., Cameron-Christie, S., Horsburgh, K. A., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2021). A population history of Tokelau: Genetic variation and change in atoll populations. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2021.1901805

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Boocock, J., Leask, M., Okada, Y., Asian Genetic Epidemiology Network (AGEN) Consortium, Matsuo, H., Shi, Y., … Cadzow, M., Gosling, A. L., Major, T. J., Horsfield, J. A., … Merriman, T. R. (2020). Genomic dissection of 43 serum urate-associated loci provides multiple insights into molecular mechanisms of urate control. Human Molecular Genetics, 29(6), 923-943. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddaa013

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Horsburgh, K. A., & Gosling, A. L. (2020). Systematic ancient DNA species identification fails to find late Holocene domesticated cattle in Southern Africa. Biology, 9(10), 316. doi: 10.3390/biology9100316

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Gosling, A. L., Boocock, J., Dalbeth, N., Harré Hindmarsh, J., Stamp, L. K., Stahl, E. A., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., & Merriman, T. R. (2018). Mitochondrial genetic variation and gout in Māori and Pacific people living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 77(4), 571-578. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212416

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Greig, K., Gosling, A., Collins, C. J., Boocock, J., McDonald, K., Addison, D. J., … Higham, C. F. W., … Walter, R., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2018). Complex history of dog (Canis familiaris) origins and translocations in the Pacific revealed by ancient mitogenomes. Scientific Reports, 8, 9130. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27363-8

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Matisoo-Smith, E., & Gosling, A. L. (2018). Walking backwards into the future: The need for a holistic evolutionary approach in Pacific health research. Annals of Human Biology, 45(3), 175-187. doi: 10.1080/03014460.2018.1448889

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Matisoo-Smith, E., Gosling, A. L., Platt, D., Kardailsky, O., Prost, S., Cameron-Christie, S., Collins, C. J., … Zalloua, P. (2018). Ancient mitogenomes of Phoenicians from Sardinia and Lebanon: A story of settlement, integration, and female mobility. PLoS ONE, 13(1), e0190169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190169

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Zalloua, P., Collins, C. J., Gosling, A., Biagini, S. A., Costa, B., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. (2018). Ancient DNA of Phoenician remains indicates discontinuity in the settlement history of Ibiza. Scientific Reports, 8, 17567. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-35667-y

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Clark, A. L., King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Collins, C. J., Dhavale, N., Elliott, G. E., Gosling, A., Halcrow, S. E., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Tromp, M., Ward, S., & West, K. (2017). Biological anthropology in the indo-pacific region: New approaches to age-old questions. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 41, 78-94.

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Horsburgh, K. A., Moreno-Mayar, J. V., & Gosling, A. L. (2016). Revisiting the Kalahari debate in the highlands: Ancient DNA provides new faunal identifications at Sehonghong, Lesotho. Azania, 51(3), 295-306. doi: 10.1080/0067270X.2016.1169041

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Matisoo-Smith, E. A., Gosling, A. L., Boocock, J., Kardallsky, O., Kurumilian, Y., Roudesli-Chebbi, S., … Zalloua, P. A. (2016). A European mitochondrial haplotype identified in ancient Phoenician remains from Carthage, North Africa. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0155046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155046

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Gosling, A. L., Buckley, H. R., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Merriman, T. R. (2015). Pacific populations, metabolic disease and 'just-so stories': A critique of the 'Thrifty Genotype' hypothesis in Oceania. Annals of Human Genetics, 79(6), 470-480. doi: 10.1111/ahg.12132

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Gosling, A. L., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Merriman, T. R. (2014). Hyperuricaemia in the Pacific: Why the elevated serum urate levels? Rheumatology International, 34(6), 743-757. doi: 10.1007/s00296-013-2922-x

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Horsburgh, K. A., Prost, S., Gosling, A., Stanton, J.-A., Rand, C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2013). The genetic diversity of the Nguni breed of African Cattle (Bos spp.): Complete mitochondrial genomes of haplogroup T1. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e71956. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071956

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Dalbeth, N., Gosling, A. L., Gaffo, A., & Abhishek, A. (2021). Gout [Seminar]. Lancet. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00569-9

Journal - Research Other

Gosling, A. L., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2018). The evolutionary history and human settlement of Australia and the Pacific. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 53, 53-59. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2018.06.015

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Gosling, A. L., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Merriman, T. R. (2014). Gout in Māori: Modern affliction or ancestral trait? Rheumatology, 53(5), 773-774. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket299

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