Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Positive Selection   posted by gcochran @ 10/26/2005 06:43:00 PM

Genes such as G6PD, ASPM, and hemochromatosis are known to be undergoing strong positive selection in humans. You see a high-frequency variant with next-to-no variety and lots of linkage disequilibrium.

If you had to guess, what fraction of human genes would you expect to be currently experiencing such strong positive selection?