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Some thoughts on our polygenic selection paper.

Our paper on a general method to detect divergent selection among populations on quantitative traits was published today in PLOS Genetics (Berg and Coop 2014, code, the paper was previously up on the bioRxiv and Haldane’s sieve). Our method uses … Continue reading

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Coop lab talks from Evol2014

Our talks from Evolution are below. Much of the work is unpublished and provisional, so please contact us for updates/details if you are interested in the work. Alisa’s talk on a Model of Genome-Wide Patterns of Ancestry in a Secondary … Continue reading

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Coop lab at Evolution 2014

We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new folks at Evolution 2014. Here’s a list of the talks by the Coop lab at the conference. Jeremy Berg. General extensions of Qst/Fst for detecting adaptation in quantitative traits. 2A_306A … Continue reading

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Coop Lab T-shirt

The theme for the coop lab T-shirt this year is POPGEN IN SPACE!!! A bunch of the research interests in the lab currently focus on spatial population genetics, so it seemed like a great opportunity to bust out a homage … Continue reading

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Genomic variation in sharing between siblings

Siblings of the same sex resemble each other to varying degrees. For most traits this is mostly due to differences in the environment between them, and its effects on their development. However, siblings also subtly differ in their genomic similarity, … Continue reading

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A fond farewell to Yaniv!

The awesome Yaniv Brandvain has flown the Coop lab, and starts his evolutionary plant genomics lab at the University of Minnesota today. It’s been wonderful having Yaniv as a member of the Coop lab. Yaniv brought a wonderful sense of … Continue reading

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GC Williams and Socrates

Thought I’d pull this passage out of GC Williams’s “Adaptation and Natural selection“. I was looking for it the other day, as I’m considering using it in my Evolution class, and couldn’t find it easily via google. “Natural selection of … Continue reading

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