Monday, March 06, 2006

Still evolving....   posted by Razib @ 3/06/2006 09:08:00 PM

Nick Wade has a new article out, Still Evolving, Human Genes Tell New Story. Nothing that should surprise, selection happens. I'm a little surprised that Spencer Wells is putting in so much face time in Wade's article, to me this suggests that he might be moving on to his new schtick, studying human morphological variation as opposed to scientific genealogy. The original paper is in PLOS. I'm not going to do the cut & paste thing, this is a free paper that you have access to, if you are a GNXP reader read the whole thing. Remember, a) selection is stochastic, they come close to saying what I said about the new skin color locus b) this paper misses sweeps that have already moved toward fixation. Expect far more in the next 6 months....

Update: I've put up a short summary of the paper at my other blog.

Update II: Check out this commentary from