Papers to discuss Autumn 2017: Human demography and Convergent evolution

This Autumn, we will discuss two series of papers:

Series 1: Human demography

News & Views: Tucci & Akey 2016 Population genetics: A map of human wanderlust. Nature 538: 179–180

6 Oct 2017: Pagani et al 2016 Genomic analyses inform on migration events during the peopling of Eurasia. Nature 538: 238–242

2 7 Oct 2017: Mallick et al. 2016 The Simons Genome Diversity Project: 300 genomes from 142 diverse populations. Nature 538: 201–206

3 Nov 2017: Malaspinas et al 2016 A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia. Nature 538: 207–214

10 Nov 2017: Skoglund et al 2017 Reconstructing Prehistoric African Population Structure. Cell 171: 59–71.e21

Series 2: Convergent evolution

17 Nov 2017: Levin & Mishmar 2017 The genomic landscape of evolutionary convergence in mammals, birds and reptiles. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0041

24 Nov 2017: Burga et al 2017 A genetic signature of the evolution of loss of flight in the Galapagos cormorant. Science 356: eaal3345 (also see preprint comment by Berger and Bejerano)

8 Dec 2017: Reid et al 2017 The genomic landscape of rapid repeated evolutionary adaptation to toxic pollution in wild fish. Science 354: 1305-1308

15 Dec 2017: Huang et al 2016 Convergent evolution of caffeine in plants by co-option of exapted ancestral enzymes. PNAS 113: 10613–10618

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