Journal club, winter 2013

When Who What
Mar 20 Amir Human aneuploidy: mechanisms and new insights into an age-old problem. Nagaoka et al. 2012. Nat Rev Genet 13(7):493-504.
Mar 4 Wynn Long-term exposure to antibiotics has caused accumulation of resistance determinants in the gut microbiota of honeybees. Tian et al. 2012. MBio. Oct 30;3(6).
Feb 20 Ellen / Laure A sequence-based approach demonstrates that balancing selection in classical human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci is asymmetric. Bronson et al. 2013. HumMolGenet 22(2):252-61.
Feb 4 Ellen Discrete genetic modules are responsible for complex burrow evolution in Peromyscus mice. Weber et al. 2013. Nature 493(7432):402-405.
Jan 30 Amir Ancient admixture in human history. Patterson et al. 2012. Genetics 192:1065–1093
Jan 21 Daniel Practice talk.
Jan 14 Laure Genetic history of an archaic hominin group from Denisova Cave in Siberia. Reich et al. 2010. Nature 468(7327)
Jan 7 Daniel Mutations in the neverland Gene Turned Drosophila pachea into an Obligate Specialist Species. Lang et al. 2012. Science 337:1658-1661

Journal club, fall 2012

When Who What
Dec 10 Wynn

The genomic landscape of species divergence in Ficedula flycatchers

Dec 3 Ziyue

Using environmental correlations to identify loci underlying local adaptation

Nov 26 Amir

Distinguishing between Selective Sweeps from Standing Variation and from a De Novo Mutation

Nov 19 Laure

Genetic recombination is directed away from functional genomic elements in mice

Nov 12 Molly

A direct characterization of human mutation based on microsatellites

Nov 5 Daniel

Genome Patterns of Selection and Introgression of Haplotypes in Natural Populations of the House Mouse (Mus musculus)

Oct 29 Ellen

The many landscapes of recombination in Drosophila melanogaster

+Classical genetics meets next generation sequencing: uncovering a genome-wide recombination map in Drosophila

Oct 22 Wynn

Insect herbivores drive real time ecological and evolutionary change in plant populations

+ Natural enemies drive geographic variation in plant defenses

+ How insect herbivores drive the evolution of plants

Oct 15 Amir

Distortions in Genealogies Due to Purifying Selection

Oct 8 Laure

Dynamics of disease resistance polymorphism at the Rpm1 locus of Arabidopsis

Oct 1

Evidence of widespread selection on standing variation in Europe on height-associated SNPs