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posts tagged with "recent selection"
My essay in The Scientist covers recent natural selection in humans
Looking beyond single-gene selection toward the new evidence of selection on continuous traits.
01 Aug 2016
Link: My opinion piece on recent selection and educational attainment
A New Scientist piece focusing on a recent analysis of people in the Health and Retirement Study.
21 Jul 2016
Link: Selection for tall Dutch men
Carl Zimmer comments in his Times blog about a study of natural selection from long-term data in the Netherlands.
09 Apr 2015
Recent adaptive evolution to resist the toxic effects of arsenic
Carina Schlebusch and colleagues find that people living in an arsenic-rich environment in the Andes have an allele that helps resist the poisonous effects of the element.
13 Mar 2015
Profile of Nina Jablonski and skin pigmentation
Looking into the evolutionary history of human skin color.
02 Dec 2014
Bill Nye looks at the future of human evolution
An excerpt from his new book on evolution and creationism.
03 Nov 2014
Selection and lactase persistence
A reader asks how milk drinking could have led to a selective advantage; I answer.
20 Sep 2014
My article in Scientific American
The magazine devotes an entire issue to the science of human evolution.
29 Aug 2014
Humans are still evolving, and soon we'll know a lot more about it
David Attenborough said we aren't evolving, but the data show he's wrong
12 Sep 2013
Upcoming lecture: International Congress on Celiac Disease 2013
31 Aug 2013
Lactase persistence in review
31 Jul 2013
Culture-gene coevolution and language
An argument that culture preceded genetic adaptation in language evolution
15 Jun 2013
My review of "Paleofantasy"
A new book by Marlene Zuk challenges some paleo advice mongers.
14 Mar 2013
Tracing teeth troubles with fossil bacteria
17 Feb 2013
Selection is for the dogs
A paper finds evidence of recent selection on starch digestion in dog domestication.
23 Jan 2013
Quote: Lederberg on Haldane
30 Sep 2012
How I got into anthropology
30 May 2012
When genes break: validating loss-of-function variants
A "punishing" resequencing project validates mutations in the 1000 Genomes Project individuals that deactivate protein-coding genes.
17 Feb 2012
Copy number variation in 1000 Genomes
30 Oct 2010
Now for anthropological genomics
27 Oct 2010
Neolithic milk fog
17 Oct 2010
Spatial dispersal, parallel adaptation, and the "Stooge effect"
14 Oct 2010
Quote: Boyd on New World pigmentation clines
28 Sep 2010
Falciparum malaria came from gorillas
22 Sep 2010
Polygenic traits and directional selection
Looking at anthropology is essential to understanding the pattern of recent human adaptations
18 Sep 2010
New data on Ashkenazi population history
26 Aug 2010
Recent selection, the new paradigm
19 Jul 2010
More on Tibet, demography and selection
06 Jul 2010
Mailbag: Milk drinking
02 Jul 2010
Fast selection in high altitude, but how fast?
02 Jul 2010
Smallpox vaccine and HIV
17 May 2010
Using the Neandertal genome to uncover human evolutionary history
16 May 2010
06 Apr 2010
Selection's genome-wide effect on population differentiation
28 Mar 2010
Pigment controller OCA2
05 Mar 2010
Mailbag: Hidden lactase persistence alleles?
20 Feb 2010
You are what your ancestors ate, part 1
11 Dec 2009
Humans still evolving...
25 Oct 2009
13 Oct 2009
"The worm in the fruit of the mitochondrial DNA tree"
17 Sep 2009
Mailbag: Blue eyes and sexual selection
16 Sep 2009
Quote: Peter Turchin on the "bugbear" of randomness
30 Aug 2009
Lactase persistence on the march
28 Aug 2009
Mailbag: Statistics and future evolution
24 Aug 2009
What does acceleration mean for evolutionary psychology?
15 Jul 2009
Spatial variation and near-fixed selected alleles
11 Jun 2009
Richard Lewontin: "[T]oo rapid for genetic adaptation"
26 May 2009
Arrested adaptation and "diseases of civilization"
10 May 2009
Mutual information between strings of loci
28 Mar 2009
Ceci n'est pas un pothole
26 Mar 2009
Colin Renfrew on recent human evolution
25 Mar 2009
Overstating the obvious
24 Mar 2009
Plumbing for bottlenecks
20 Mar 2009
When genetic drift reduces entropy
15 Mar 2009
Selection across the North Sea/Baltic Sea axis
12 Mar 2009
Ascertainment into the future, what worth datasets?
11 Mar 2009
Did biologists really think that human evolution stopped?
07 Mar 2009
The 10,000 Year Explosion
19 Feb 2009
Biology and culture in recent selection
19 Feb 2009
Mailbag: Chance and recent selection
15 Feb 2009
08 Feb 2009
A linkage quilt
08 Feb 2009
Ashley Montagu on recent evolution
22 Jan 2009
Could genetic drift really break your heart?
19 Jan 2009
Finding selection complicated by gene conversion
14 Jan 2009
Early iron in Africa
12 Jan 2009
Surfing and recent selection
10 Jan 2009
Recent evolution in Newsweek
08 Jan 2009
The Amish heart-protecting triglyceride-busting null mutation
14 Dec 2008
That which must not be named
07 Nov 2008
An MAPT review
06 Nov 2008
Poor tzi's doomed mitochondria
30 Oct 2008
Information theory and mutual information between genetic loci
10 Oct 2008
David Goldstein profile
16 Sep 2008
Handling exponential growth in demographic models
06 Jun 2008
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