Paper on genetic adaptation in Siberians published

By | September 13, 2017

Our collaborative paper with Michael Hammer on polygenic adaptation in Siberians has been published in MBE. In the paper, we develop a comprehensive model of the join demographic history of Europeans, East Asians, and Siberians. We then use that model as a null model to scan for gene sets enriched in signatures of population-specific adaptation. Three of our hit gene sets are related to diet, particularly fat metabolism, consistent with adaptation to a fat-rich animal diet. Congratulations Benson! (Also thank you to co-author Ludmila Osipova for the accompanying photo.)