Population genetics

Population genetics is the study of the genetic composition of populations, including distributions and changes in genotype and phenotype frequency in response to the processes of natural selection, genetic drift, mutation and gene flow.

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  • Research | | open

    Gouldian finches have a head colour polymorphism that is also associated with physiological and behavioural differentiation. Here, the authors map this colour polymorphism to a putative regulatory region for follistatin on the Z chromosome and suggest it is maintained by balancing selection.

    • Kang-Wook Kim
    • , Benjamin C. Jackson
    • , Hanyuan Zhang
    • , David P. L. Toews
    • , Scott A. Taylor
    • , Emma I. Greig
    • , Irby J. Lovette
    • , Mengning M. Liu
    • , Angus Davison
    • , Simon C. Griffith
    • , Kai Zeng
    •  & Terry Burke
  • Research | | open

    Structural variants (SVs) in human genomes contribute diversity and diseases. Here, the authors use a multi-platform strategy to generate haplotype-resolved SVs for three human parent–child trios.

    • Mark J. P. Chaisson
    • , Ashley D. Sanders
    • , Xuefang Zhao
    • , Ankit Malhotra
    • , David Porubsky
    • , Tobias Rausch
    • , Eugene J. Gardner
    • , Oscar L. Rodriguez
    • , Li Guo
    • , Ryan L. Collins
    • , Xian Fan
    • , Jia Wen
    • , Robert E. Handsaker
    • , Susan Fairley
    • , Zev N. Kronenberg
    • , Xiangmeng Kong
    • , Fereydoun Hormozdiari
    • , Dillon Lee
    • , Aaron M. Wenger
    • , Alex R. Hastie
    • , Danny Antaki
    • , Thomas Anantharaman
    • , Peter A. Audano
    • , Harrison Brand
    • , Stuart Cantsilieris
    • , Han Cao
    • , Eliza Cerveira
    • , Chong Chen
    • , Xintong Chen
    • , Chen-Shan Chin
    • , Zechen Chong
    • , Nelson T. Chuang
    • , Christine C. Lambert
    • , Deanna M. Church
    • , Laura Clarke
    • , Andrew Farrell
    • , Joey Flores
    • , Timur Galeev
    • , David U. Gorkin
    • , Madhusudan Gujral
    • , Victor Guryev
    • , William Haynes Heaton
    • , Jonas Korlach
    • , Sushant Kumar
    • , Jee Young Kwon
    • , Ernest T. Lam
    • , Jong Eun Lee
    • , Joyce Lee
    • , Wan-Ping Lee
    • , Sau Peng Lee
    • , Shantao Li
    • , Patrick Marks
    • , Karine Viaud-Martinez
    • , Sascha Meiers
    • , Katherine M. Munson
    • , Fabio C. P. Navarro
    • , Bradley J. Nelson
    • , Conor Nodzak
    • , Amina Noor
    • , Sofia Kyriazopoulou-Panagiotopoulou
    • , Andy W. C. Pang
    • , Yunjiang Qiu
    • , Gabriel Rosanio
    • , Mallory Ryan
    • , Adrian Stütz
    • , Diana C. J. Spierings
    • , Alistair Ward
    • , AnneMarie E. Welch
    • , Ming Xiao
    • , Wei Xu
    • , Chengsheng Zhang
    • , Qihui Zhu
    • , Xiangqun Zheng-Bradley
    • , Ernesto Lowy
    • , Sergei Yakneen
    • , Steven McCarroll
    • , Goo Jun
    • , Li Ding
    • , Chong Lek Koh
    • , Bing Ren
    • , Paul Flicek
    • , Ken Chen
    • , Mark B. Gerstein
    • , Pui-Yan Kwok
    • , Peter M. Lansdorp
    • , Gabor T. Marth
    • , Jonathan Sebat
    • , Xinghua Shi
    • , Ali Bashir
    • , Kai Ye
    • , Scott E. Devine
    • , Michael E. Talkowski
    • , Ryan E. Mills
    • , Tobias Marschall
    • , Jan O. Korbel
    • , Evan E. Eichler
    •  & Charles Lee
  • Research |

    DNA analyses of Mesolithic and Neolithic individuals indicates the British Neolithic transition was mediated by incoming continental farmers, with little gene flow from local hunter-gatherers.

    • Selina Brace
    • , Yoan Diekmann
    • , Thomas J. Booth
    • , Lucy van Dorp
    • , Zuzana Faltyskova
    • , Nadin Rohland
    • , Swapan Mallick
    • , Iñigo Olalde
    • , Matthew Ferry
    • , Megan Michel
    • , Jonas Oppenheimer
    • , Nasreen Broomandkhoshbacht
    • , Kristin Stewardson
    • , Rui Martiniano
    • , Susan Walsh
    • , Manfred Kayser
    • , Sophy Charlton
    • , Garrett Hellenthal
    • , Ian Armit
    • , Rick Schulting
    • , Oliver E. Craig
    • , Alison Sheridan
    • , Mike Parker Pearson
    • , Chris Stringer
    • , David Reich
    • , Mark G. Thomas
    •  & Ian Barnes
  • Research | | open

    • Sabine Felkel
    • , Claus Vogl
    • , Doris Rigler
    • , Viktoria Dobretsberger
    • , Bhanu P. Chowdhary
    • , Ottmar Distl
    • , Ruedi Fries
    • , Vidhya Jagannathan
    • , Jan E. Janečka
    • , Tosso Leeb
    • , Gabriella Lindgren
    • , Molly McCue
    • , Julia Metzger
    • , Markus Neuditschko
    • , Thomas Rattei
    • , Terje Raudsepp
    • , Stefan Rieder
    • , Carl-Johan Rubin
    • , Robert Schaefer
    • , Christian Schlötterer
    • , Georg Thaller
    • , Jens Tetens
    • , Brandon Velie
    • , Gottfried Brem
    •  & Barbara Wallner

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