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SNPtastic India

6 minute read

The cover story in Nature this week is a paper about the population history of India, from David Reich’s lab. It’s an important contribution to our knowledge...

When genetic drift reduces entropy

11 minute read

This is the third in a series on information theory and tests for recent selection. The first post, “Information theory: a short ...

Information theory: a short introduction

11 minute read

I lectured this week in my Biology of Mind course about information theory, and in particular the concept of Shannon entropy. I’ve typed up a few notes...

David Goldstein profile

7 minute read

Nicholas Wade profiles Duke University geneticist David Goldstein in the current NY Times. This article covers several different topics that are worth commen...