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Population Genetics

From a database of genomes to a forest of evolutionary trees

Inferring adaptation, migration and population history would be profoundly easier if we could use the genomes that we sequence to infer the true genealogical history of each locus. Two new papers bring us close to achieving this goal.

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Fig. 1: An example ancestral genealogy sequence from an admixed population containing two ancestry types.

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Harris, K. From a database of genomes to a forest of evolutionary trees. Nat Genet 51, 1306–1307 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-019-0492-x

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