Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Human variation in Nature   posted by Razib @ 10/17/2007 11:09:00 AM

Nice little article in Nature. Here's the conclusion:
"This is a very delicate time, and a dangerous time, as people start to come up with things that the general public, or the media, or various groups might misinterpret," Sabeti says. "I like the fact that, so far, the evidence we find for natural selection in humans is only skin deep."

Here's an interview with Pardis Sabeti (she is also the first speaker at this 2006 "Inspiration Festival" sponsored by Seed). She is lead author on Genome-wide detection and characterization of positive selection in human populations in the current issue of Nature (step away from the computer Assman....).