All posts tagged with theory

ARG is the word

1 minute read

Adam Siepel has written a very useful explainer about a new preprint he has posted with Matthew Rasmussen on the arXiv preprint server: “Our Paper: Genome-wi...

Measuring differences between populations

2 minute read

When individuals mate locally, different populations tend to diverge from each other in the frequencies of their alleles. Genetic differences between populat...

DNA relatives

less than 1 minute read

Steve Mount works through the math of “relative finder” predictions from 23andMe (and by extension, other personal genome tests): “Genetic genealogy and the ...

Multiregional evolution vs. Out of Africa

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It’s that time of the semester—exam time—and I’m getting a lot of questions from my students by e-mail. One of the most common questions is how to differenti...