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Where did your genetic ancestors come from?

[Part of a continuing set of blog posts on genetics and genealogy] In the last post I described how you are descended from a vast number of ancestors, from all over the world. But how much of your genome traces … Continue reading

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Guest lecture on archaic genomics

Had fun giving a guest lecture in TIm Weaver’s Anthro. course on Neanderthals, pdf of slides here: Neanderthal_genomics_lecture_Weaver_class Graham

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Population Genetics Undergrad Class

We’re teaching Population and Quantitative Genetics (undergrad EVE102) this quarter. We’re posting our materials here, in case they are of interest. A pdf of the popgen notes is here The slide pdfs are linked to below Lecture One [Introduction and … Continue reading

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Figures of Incomplete Lineage Sorting

I find figures really useful for explaining concepts like drift, differentiation, and incomplete lineage sorting. However, I often find textbook figures are not super helpful (although the Tree thinking book by Smith and Baum is good for this). So for … Continue reading

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Figures of Genetic Drift

Figures are really useful for explaining concepts like drift, however, I often find textbook figures are not super helpful. Pictures of hands reaching into jam jars of beans etc are useful metaphors but don’t really depict the process of transmission … 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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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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