All posts tagged with gene-phenotype associations

Polygenic traits and directional selection

9 minute read

This has been an eventful week for those of us who study the dynamics of recent selection in humans. The most significant event was the publication of a pape...

Sergey Brin and genetic research

6 minute read

While I was out of town, Wired ran a long article about Google cofounder Sergey Brin and his quest to find the genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease. There i...

Drug discovery and GWA

less than 1 minute read

Gene Expression’s p-ter makes an interesting point about weak genome-wide associations and drug development.