Animal breeding, human breeding

Reading up on the huge animal breeding literature gives a useful background to one’s thinking about what selection on humans will do in the future (embryo selection and direct editing á la CRISPR). I made the above infograph some time ago, maybe 1-2 years. It is still pretty accurate. The newest data for genome sequencing…

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How to do an S factor analysis

John Fuerst suggested that I write a meta-analysis, review and methodology paper on the S factor. That seems like a decent idea once I get some more studies done (data are known to exist on France (another level), Japan (analysis done, writing pending), Denmark, Sweden and Turkey (reanalysis of Lynn’s data done, but there is…

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SNPs within and between populations

A recent paper informs us that we have now found a small number of SNPs that explain skin color in European samples. In the International Visible Trait Genetics (VisiGen) Consortium, we investigated the genetics of human skin color by combining a series of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in a total of 17,262 Europeans with functional…

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