Monthly Archives: December 2013

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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Coop lab hiring postdocs

The Coop lab at UC Davis ( is seeking candidates for two postdoctoral positions. These two positions will broadly focus on: 1) The evolutionary causes and consequences of recombination variation in humans. 2) understanding polygenic selection and soft sweeps. Successful … Continue reading

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Popgen cookies

My wonderful population genetics graduate student class surprised me with popgen inspired cookies for the last class. There’s species trees, trees, frequency spectra & equations and a whole boatload of popgen fun. Thanks to the class for a great set … Continue reading

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How many genomic blocks do you share with a cousin?

Thanksgiving is over, although you fridge may still be full of leftovers. You probably spent your time wondering exactly what you have in common with your cousin, other than your loathing of brussels sprouts. I’m a British ex-pat so I … Continue reading

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