I am giving a talk tomorrow at AAPAs that touches on the impact of genomic structural variation on the phenotypic diversity within and between primate species. For more details: Link
Bilim kazanı için İlker ve Aysu ile uzunca bir muhabbet ettik. Tatlı dillerinden ayrılıp da eve dönmem gece yarısı 1'i buldu. Ama galiba ayırdığımız 5 saate değdi. İnsanı insan yapan nedir diye sorduk - Dinlemek için basın buraya. Bu arada iyice yaşlandığımı tasdikleyecek ama, FatBoy Slim'in şu klibini hatırlamadım değil... 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub747pprmJ8
I am the co-first author of a recent paper with Rebecca (Iskow), discussing the impact of copy number differences between primate species to expression regulation. I do think that copy number differences of regulatory genes (e.g., transcription factors) and other regulatory regions (non-coding RNAs, enhancer, etc.) may be key to understand phenotypic variation among primates. … Continue reading Paper in PNAS – Regulatory element copy number differences shape primate expression profiles
We have a new review paper in Trends in Genetics regarding the role of Copy Number Variants (CNVs) in human adaptation. I think, it lays out some of the emerging promises (and hardships) of the field and throws in one or two very cool ideas on the evolutionary mechanisms through which CNVs can affect phenotypic variation in … Continue reading Paper in Trends in Genetics – Exploring the role of copy number variants in human adaptation
Our team's effort to rule out a genetic disorder helped get Siri the Chimp get back to health. Pretty cool that this little guy really beat the odds and survived. BWH press release, Oklahoman.
A study that was looking into genomes of different primate species to understand the evolutionary mechanisms underlying "plastic" regions of the primate genomes was published in Genome Biology. It is one of the "Editor's Picks" and a provisional pdf can be acquired here.
I was invited to give a talk at American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG). The organizers of the symposium were Graciela Cabana and Lorena Havill. I think, they did a great job of putting together a diverse group of researchers to discuss "Anthropological Genetics in the Genomic Era". If you are interested in my talk, … Continue reading Anthropological genomics in the era of affordable and highthroughput technologies