Please join us for EEB journal club Tuesday 2/16 at 12:30 in HH316 where Ching-Ho will discuss a recent paper on centromeres in Candida tropicalis: http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1005839.
Please join us Tuesday in HH316 at 12:30pm for Journal Club. This week, Rome is presenting this pair of papers on “supergenes” in ants:
Please join us this week for Journal club where Steve will present a paper on the genomics of social parasitism in ants: http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/32/11/2919.
If you have a topic to discuss, please comment below. If you have a slide to share, please e-mail Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on Tuesday.
Please join us for journal club this week. We’ll be talking about R2D2 and meiotic drive in mice. Emerson Khost will present the following paper:
A Multi-Megabase Copy Number Gain Causes Maternal Transmission Ratio Distortion on Mouse Chromosome 2
If you have an idea to share, topic to discuss or just want to let the group know about an exciting paper, then please add comment below. If you have a slide to add to the rapid fire session, please e-mail it to Amanda (email@example.com) before 12pm on Tuesday 1/26.
This week we’ll be reading about the maintenance of variation through balancing selection:
Turchin MC, Chiang CWK, Palmer CD, Sankararaman S, Reich D, GIANT Consortium, Hirschhorn JN. 2012. Evidence of widespread selection on standing variation in Europe at height-associated SNPs. Nat. Genet. 44(9): 1015-1021.
We will be discussing copy number variation in humans in journal club next week:
Next week we will be discussing two papers on epistasis and quantitative variation in Drosophila:
Next week we will be reading two papers on fluctuation selection and natural selection in humans:
Robinson et al. 2008. Environmental Heterogeneity Generates Fluctuating Selection on a Secondary Sexual Trait. Current Biology 18(10): 751–757
Milot et al. 2011. Evidence for evolution in response to natural selection in a contemporary human population. PNAS 108(41): 17040–17045
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.