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posts tagged with "population structure"
An archaic human from the bed of the Taiwan Strait
Chun-Hsiang Chang and colleagues describe the Pinghu 1 mandible, an archaic human with a thick jaw and large teeth.
27 Jan 2015
Notable: Gorilla genomes illuminate phylogeography
Eastern and western lowland gorilla populations were established more recently than previously thought .
04 Jan 2015
Ghost populations and ancient DNA
A news article covers the emerging science of ancient human DNA.
26 Mar 2014
Chimpanzee communities are hundreds of years old
An examination of Y chromosome ancestry traces the history of patrilocal groups.
19 Mar 2014
Naming archaic human populations
As ancient genomes begin to roll in, we have trouble figuring out what to call the ancient populations we're discovering.
01 Jan 2014
The Altai Neandertal
A high-coverage genome from a new Denisova Cave specimen provides new details about ancient population mixture and modern human origins.
18 Dec 2013
Hunting the Denisovan belt
Some suggest that Denisovans mixed with humans in Wallacea. I'm skeptical.
19 Oct 2013
Population structure and chimpanzee malaria
02 Jul 2013
ARG is the word
02 Jul 2013
New Denisova and Neandertal DNA results reported
A talk on new ancient DNA results at the Biology of Genomes conference
17 May 2013
Neandertal anti-defamation files, 17
01 Jan 2013
Mailbag: North and South China
19 Nov 2012
ASHG notes on Gene Expression
11 Nov 2012
The North African Neandertal descendants
A study of North African genetic variation shows that Neandertal genes were widespread in the area before the Neolithic.
18 Oct 2012
Denisova at high coverage
A technological advance in library preparation gives rise to much better knowledge of the ancient Denisovans
30 Aug 2012
Neandertal ancestry "Iced"
15 Aug 2012
Neandertal similarity in the HapMap samples
I examine the pattern of Neandertal ancestry in India and East Africa.
25 Jun 2012
The H preparation
08 May 2012
Mailbag: Neandertal derived SNP alleles
13 Dec 2011
Understanding population differentiation
Devising a story problem to illustrate Fst as a measure of population differentiation
28 Nov 2011
Measuring differences between populations
Fst and its relationship to the number of migrants among populations
28 Nov 2011
The risk gradient
09 Nov 2011
Mailbag: Spuds and mutts
09 Nov 2011
Diversity doesn't point reliably to source populations
07 Nov 2011
Braiding Denisovans into our ancestry
04 Nov 2011
How widespread is Denisovan ancestry today?
A new paper contradicts earlier work, by suggesting a widespead Denisovan legacy in south China
01 Nov 2011
Y chronology awry
24 Aug 2011
Floating on the data
22 Aug 2011
Mailbag: Where did Neandertals come from?
18 Aug 2011
A problem of fuzzy mammoths
Mammoth paleogenomics and African elephant population structure pose similar problems of sampling.
04 Jun 2011
Agriculture, population expansion and mtDNA variation
A study of mtDNA variation attempts to find the times and magnitudes of population expansions in early agriculturalists.
23 May 2011
Wolves in coyotes' clothing
19 May 2011
Europe and China have different Neandertal genes
22 Mar 2011
Hunter-gatherer kinship and band composition
20 Mar 2011
Population structure within Africa: has "modern human origins" become a non sequitur?
15 Mar 2011
Neandertal segments of X chromosomes
My research is outlining regions of human genomes that were derived from Neandertals. Here are some of the methods.
23 Feb 2011
Mailbag: Y chromosome Adam
17 Feb 2011
The Denisova genome FAQ
A genome from the Altai is revealed as a representative of an ancient hominin population new to science.
22 Dec 2010
Open data genomics
17 Dec 2010
Copy number variation in 1000 Genomes
30 Oct 2010
Now for anthropological genomics
27 Oct 2010
Spatial dispersal, parallel adaptation, and the "Stooge effect"
14 Oct 2010
French Neolithic discontinuities
Study of mtDNA from a Neolithic-era burial in France contributes to an overall picture of Neolithic population replacement in Europe
22 Aug 2010
More on chimpanzee population structure
19 May 2010
Return of the Neanderchimps
17 May 2010
Using the Neandertal genome to uncover human evolutionary history
16 May 2010
African population structure and Neandertal population mixture
07 May 2010
Multiregional evolution lives!
21 Apr 2010
Selection's genome-wide effect on population differentiation
28 Mar 2010
Climate reconstruction and human evolution, 2: Tracking climate change
06 Jan 2010
15 Apr 2009
Local adaptation in population sinks
21 Mar 2009
Surfing and recent selection
10 Jan 2009
Were ancient Africans divided into small, isolated bands?
Revisiting a paper that claims an African bottleneck, I examine the subject of population structure
08 May 2008
BROADLY CONSISTENT WATCH II
Here, "broadly consistent" means, we didn't bother to test the specifics.
02 Oct 2005
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