The Impact Of Polygyny On Human Genetic Variation

This morning Dienekes pointed out a new paper in the open access journal PLoS Genetics on polygyny and its impact on human genetic variation. Razib followed suite, providing a more in depth review of the study. I recommend you check out both. In this post, I'm also gonna have a stab at reviewing the paper... Continue Reading →

Major Histocompatibility Complex And Human Mating Systems

Human mating systems are mediated by many different variables, from cultural preferences to religious alignments. In some places, people marry and mate within their class or ethnic group. But there are more subtle, almost subliminal conditions behind mating that often affect the outcome of genetic variation and evolution. While I was out of the country,... Continue Reading →

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