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Human adaptation and population differentiation in the light of ancient genomes [Nature communications]

Subject terms : biological sciences, evolution, genetics

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

The influence of positive selection sweeps in human evolution is increasingly debated, although our ability to detect them is hampered by inherent uncertainties in the timing of past events. Ancient genomes provide snapshots of allele frequencies in the past and can help address this question. We combine modern and ancient genomic data in a simple statistic (DAnc) to time allele frequency changes, and investigate the role of drift and adaptation in population differentiation.(...)

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