Research Area: Evolutionary Process

What evolutionary processes maintain (ancient) functional structural variants?


The AlcobaƧa archaeological site, in which the skeletal remains of Brazil-12 (northeast Brazil) were unearthed. (Photo credit: Henry Lavalle, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and Ana Nascimento, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco)

Date: June 19, 2023

A recent study that is a collaboration between Naoki Masuda, Marie Saitou, and my lab is now online Molecular Biology and Evolution. It is a clever construct by Naoki to collectively analyze the allele frequency

Date: November 1, 2021

Our paper on adaptive evolution of a very common, exonic deletion polymorphism is now published in Science Advances. Our press office did an excellent job as usual – The press release is here:

Date: September 24, 2021

Michael Frachetti and I have written a review on some of the current discussion points in application of ancient genomics to archaeological questions. The main thesis, I think, is summarized as follows: “We argue that

Date: August 26, 2020

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