All posts tagged with positive selection

Selection is for the dogs

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I was really pleased to see the new paper by Erik Axelsson and colleagues Axelsson:2013 on the pattern of recent selection on domesticated dogs. As we began ...

Building bigger dolphin brains

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Ed Yong reports on a new study demonstrating a history of positive selection on the gene ASPM in cetaceans. Bruce Lahn’s group previously showed that this ge...

Mailbag: Exaptation and standing variation

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This may sound like a dumb question, but I am trying to understand the difference between selection on standing variation and the concept of exaptation. They...