All posts tagged with 1000 Genomes Project

Neandertal ancestors of African populations

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Earlier this year, Lu Chen and coworkers from Joshua Akey’s research group published an assessment of the amount of Neandertal ancestry in the genomes of pre...

Human population history makes a difference

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Alon Keinan and Andrew Clark have a short report in the current Science examining the effects of recent human population growth on the expected spectrum of h...

More on the mutation rate

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I’ve received several questions over the last few weeks about human genome-wide mutation rates. Some people are noticing heterogeneity in mutation rate estim...

What is the human mutation rate?

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Last spring I wrote about a study that used whole-genome comparisons between parents and offspring to estimate the rate of per-genome mutation in humans (“A ...

Copy number variation in 1000 Genomes

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When I wrote earlier in the week about the 1000 Genomes Project results, I mentioned that a second paper was being published in Science. That paper, by Peter...

Now for anthropological genomics

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The first of the papers describing results from the 1000 Genomes project has been released today in Nature 1000Genomes:Nature:2010.

"Filled up with other books"

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The 1000 Genomes Project is for people. Now, is it time for 10,000 vertebrate genomes? Erika Check Hayden reports on the idea in Nature news: