We have our first paper from the Buffalo laboratory published at Molecular Biology and Evolution (link here, it is Open Access). The paper describes polymorphic human deletions that are shared with Neandertals or Denisovans. Most of these deletions are not introgressed from ancient hominins, but rather have been lingering around since before Human/Neandertal/Denisovan ancestor. As expected majority … Continue reading First paper from our lab – Ancient deletions strike again and mysterious ways of adaptive forces
A new Açık Bilim story about DNA from ancient dental plaques, mostly based on this paper. If you read Turkish, enjoy. 🙂
Omer recently got a story published in the popular Turkish Science online magazine 'Açık Bilim'. It is mostly a popular retelling of this paper. If you read Turkish, enjoy. 🙂
T24'de genetik çeşitlilik üzerine bir söyleşi yaptık Hazal Özvarış ile. Biraz dallanıp budaklansa da, sanıyorum bazı ana temaları isabetli bir şekilde sunabildik. Söyleşiye buradan ulaşabilirsiniz. Bu vesile ile Ekşi Sözlük'te yerimi almış oldum. 🙂
Thanks to the very nice organization by Will Kinney and others, there was an awesome symposium about "Origins" in the broader sense. It was open to the public. We had a lot fun and a very interesting range of discussions. You can find some information, as well as the slides for the talks here -
Thanks to efforts of Sara, Daniel and Brandon - Everything is functioning like clockwork (an analog one that you have to recalibrate once in a while - :)) - So, here is our first gel electrophoresis result of a small copy number variable exonic locus.
We are now affliated iwth the Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (EEB) in University at Buffalo. This may be a good opportunity for graduate students and visiting scientists interested in evolutionary/anthropological genomics to interact with our group. So, we are looking forward to working with the EEB folk in the coming years. Also, Omer will … Continue reading The lab is now affiliated with Program in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior