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Congratulations to Dr Sivan Yair

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A review of The Genetic lottery

A review by Coop and Przeworski of Kathryn Paige Harden’s The Genetic lottery. This lightly revised version of review is now in print at Evolution See a thread on the review here:

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The evolution of polygenic predictions under stabilizing selection

Sivan’s new preprint on the evolution of polygenic predictions under stabilizing selection is here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.10.459833v1 Sivan’s twitter thread on the paper is here: pdf of slides of a talk on this topic

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Congratulations to Erin!!

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New release of “Population and Quantitative Genetics” book

The second release version of “Population and Quantitative Genetics”. All of the latex, figures, etc are released under a CC-BY 3.0 licence. All of the figures have their attribution and code is provided for all of the figures produced for … Continue reading

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Polygenic scores and tea drinking

Debates over the contribution of genetics to differences among populations have a long and contentious history. We have known for a long time that nearly all traits are partially heritable, meaning that genetic differences are associated with differences in phenotypes … Continue reading

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Genomics of Isolation by distance in Florida Scrub Jays

Stepfanie Aguillon and Nancy Chen‘s paper on combining genomics and genealogy to study isolation by distance is out in PLOS Genetics.

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In defense of Science

In Defense of Science   We are deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s move to gag scientists working at various governmental agencies. The US government employs scientists working on medicine, public health, agriculture, energy, space, clean water and air, weather, … Continue reading

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A Genealogical Look at Shared Ancestry on the X Chromosome

Congratulations to Vince on the publication of his paper “A Genealogical Look at Shared Ancestry on the X Chromosome”, which has been published in Genetics . In this paper, in collaboration with Steve Mount and myself, he explores how the … Continue reading

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Coopons at Evolution 2016 Austin

Kristin Lee Mutation, migration, standing variation: the where and how of convergent adaptation Sat. 2:45, Ballroom B, SSE Hamilton Award Symposium 3 Jeremy Berg Understanding the impact of directional selection on the evolution of human quantitative traits Sat 3:30, Ballroom … Continue reading

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