Two new studies on exploring methods to study the structure of the human genome

Two similar papers published the latest issues of Nature and Genome Research do high-resolution analyses of the structure of the human genome. They differ in methodology, but have some cool conclusions. The Nature paper, "Mapping and sequencing of structural variation from eight human genomes," created libraries of 4 African, 2 Asian, and 2 European genomes.... Continue Reading →

Fighting the mantra, “People vary more within the groups than vary between groups”

In light of a discussion between Razib and Martin, I recently took arms and battled the concepts behind race and identity and how human genetic variation plays a role in forming these concepts. In the comments, I was disgusted to read Martin throw in this rhetorical line in his comment, "Genetics have long ago shown... Continue Reading →

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