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When it comes to human evolutionary genetics there are two broad areas of interest for me. One the one hand there are classic questions of functional biology and population genetics. Variation of traits and how that variation was selected for over time and space. Then there are the issues of demography, phylogeography, and phylogenetics. This... Read More
Over at Greg Cochran's blog he's been posting on Indo-Europeans. He's had many of these ideas for a long time, but after I recounted to him some more information from ASHG 2014 it crystallized a lot in terms of specifical detail. For example, the Kalash of Pakistan share a lot of drift with "Ancestral North... Read More
Since I am now the father of a son my Y chromosomal haplogroup, R1a1a, has replicated itself one more time. That's not a big deal seeing as it is probably the most widespread Eurasian paternal lineage. But why this particular lineage has the distribution it does is interesting and complex. In the early 2000s Spencer... Read More
As many of you know around the year 2000 the analyses of Y chromosomal human lineages became a pretty big deal. The reason these lineages are important and useful is that they record the uninterrupted ancestry of males, from father to son, along the Y chromosome. Instead of the complexities of the whole genome, as... Read More
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