WHAT MAKES US HUMAN?

We ask questions about human nature and variation using genomics tools within an evolutionary framework

This short video is a good example of our general approach in the context of Evolution of Saliva:

Our current focus is on studying the impact of genomic structural variation in human evolution. Genomic structural variants (SVs) involve differences in copy number, orientation, or genomic location of large segments of DNA between individuals. We argue that structural variation underlies a considerable portion of inherited and potentially adaptive phenotypic variation. Our research has consolidated into 5 overlapping areas, (i) Genome Evolution, (ii) Evolution of Saliva, (iii) Evolution of Skin, (iv) Human History, (v) Evolution of Cellular Senescence. You can find more detailed information in our publications.