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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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Jeremy’s exit seminar & outstanding dissertation prize

Congratulations to Jeremy Berg on his exit seminar & on winning the UCDavis Merton Love Evolution and Ecology outstanding dissertation prize. Jeremy gave a great seminar on his dissertation work on soft sweeps and polygenic adaptation on human height. The … Continue reading

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Nancy’s biology of genomes talk

Nancy presented her work on the genomics of short-term selection in the Florida Scrub Jays  at the CSHL Biology of genomes meeting. You can read a writeup of the work here. Nancy’s talk was wonderfully illustrated by Alex Cagan:

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