Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes

All contents refer to the original paper (Carbone et al. Nature. 2014 Sep 11;513(7517):195-201) Summary and personal comments This paper concerns a study of gibbon karyotype in the perspective of their divergent evolution from ancestral primates. Gibbons, small monkeys living in South-East … Continue reading

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The genetics of Mexico recapitulates Native American substructure and affects biomedical traits.

All content refers the original paper (Moreno Estrada et al. Science 2014) Summary and personal comments This paper is about genetic diversity among Native Mexico populations Mexico is an interesting region/subject to study human genetic diversity since it has a complex … Continue reading

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The genetics of Mexico recapitulates Native American substructure and affects biomedical traits

Mexico, hosted many cultures such as the Olmec, the Toltec, the Maya and the Aztec, conquered and colonized by the Spanish Empire in 1521. The country harbors a large source of pre-Columbian diversity and their genetic contributions to today’s population. … Continue reading

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