Journal Club 3/3: Human GWAS

Next week we will be reading two papers about GWAS in humans, including one empirical paper that’s been cited over 3,000 times, and a thoughtful short perspective.

Burton, PR, Clayton, DG, Cardon, LR, Craddock, N, Deloukas, P, Duncanson, et al. (2007). Genome-wide association study of 14,000 cases of seven common diseases and 3,000 shared controls. Nature. 447(7145): 661-678.

Goldstein, DB. (2009). Common genetic variation and human traits. New England Journal of Medicine. 360(17): 1696.

Journal Club 2/24: QTL mapping of morphological variation in Drosophila

Zeng, Z-B., Liu, J., Stam, LF., Kao, C-H., Mercer, JM., and Laurie, CC. (2000). Genetic architecture of a morphological shape difference between two Drosophila species. Genetics 154, 299-310.

Mezey, JG., Houle, D., and Nuzhdin, SV. (2005). Naturally segregating quantitative trait loci affecting wing shape of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 169, 2101-2113.

New Discussion group

This semester a9783662435496 group of EEB undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty will read and discuss chapters from a new edited volume on Phylogenetic Comparative Methods. The book is available online through the University of Rochester River Campus libraries here.

The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 4pm in the graduate student lounge starting next week (24 Feb). If you are interested in attending, click more below to see the reading schedule.

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