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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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what is genetic correlation?

With the availability of genomic data on large cohorts of well-phenotyped individuals, there has been an increased interest in “genetic correlations” between traits. That is, when testing a set of genetic variants for association with two traits, are the effects … Continue reading

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Slides of Coop Lab talks/posters at SMBE

Slides from the Coop lab talks are posted below. Note that much of this work is ongoing, so please treat it as provisional. Contact us if you’d like to know more, or if you want to build on it. Alisa … Continue reading

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Does grasshopper sperm evolve to make female meiosis fair?

Juan Pedro M. Camacho alerted Yaniv and myself towards Herrera et al. 1996 –a potential example of male control of female meiotic drive being exposed in crosses among grasshopper populations– as we predicted in our paper (Brandvain and Coop, “Sperm … Continue reading

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