Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Articles to discuss autumn semester 2012

Papers that will be discussed between September and December 2012 :

September 7th
The yak genome and adaptation to life at high altitude
Qiu et al. 2012 Nature Genetics 44: 946–949

September 14th
Nuclear Genomic Sequences Reveal that Polar Bears Are an Old and Distinct Bear Lineage
Hailer et al. 2012 Science 336: 344-347
Polar and brown bear genomes reveal ancient admixture and demographic footprints of past climate change
Miller et al. 2012 PNAS online before print doi: 10.1073/pnas.1210506109

September 21st
Population Genomics of Early Events in the Ecological Differentiation of Bacteria
Shapiro et al. 2012 Science 6077: 48-51

September 28th
Evolution and Functional Impact of Rare Coding Variation from Deep Sequencing of Human Exomes
Tennessen et al. 2012 Science 6090: 64-69
An Abundance of Rare Functional Variants in 202 Drug Target Genes Sequenced in 14,002 People
Nelson et al. 2012 Science 6090: 100-104

October 12th
Human gut microbiome viewed across age and geography
Yatsunenko et al. 2012 Nature 486: 222–227

November 2nd
Insights into hominid evolution from the gorilla genome sequence
Scally et al. 2012 Nature 483: 169–175
The bonobo genome compared with the chimpanzee and human genomes
Prüfer et al. 2012 Nature online before print doi:10.1038/nature11128

November 9th
In Situ Evolutionary Rate Measurements Show Ecological Success of Recently Emerged Bacterial Hybrids
Denef and Banfield 2012 Science 336: 462-466

November 23rd
The genomic basis of adaptive evolution in threespine sticklebacks
Jones et al. 2012 Nature 484: 55–61

November 30th
Genome-wide analysis of a long-term evolution experiment with Drosophila
Burke et al. 2010 Nature 467: 587–590

December 14th
A critical assessment of story-telling: Gene Ontology categories and the importance of validatinggenomic scans
Pavlidis et al. 2012 Mol Biol Evol  online before print doi: 10.1093/molbev/mss136

When and where? On Fridays at 12:15, room 4311 of the Biophore

For each paper, also check the Supplementary material online.