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African genetic diversity: implications for human demographic history, modern human origins, and complex disease mapping.
Comparative studies of ethnically diverse human populations, particularly in Africa, are important for reconstructing human evolutionary history and for understanding the genetic basis of phenotypicExpand
Genetic origins of lactase persistence and the spread of pastoralism in Africa.
In humans, the ability to digest lactose, the sugar in milk, declines after weaning because of decreasing levels of the enzyme lactase-phlorizin hydrolase, encoded by LCT. However, some individualsExpand
Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations
African genomics and skin color Skin color varies among human populations and is thought to be under selection, with light skin maximizing vitamin D production at higher latitudes and dark skinExpand
The Evolution of Human Genetic and Phenotypic Variation in Africa
Africa is the birthplace of modern humans, and is the source of the geographic expansion of ancestral populations into other regions of the world. Indigenous Africans are characterized by high levelsExpand
The Transformation of America’s Penal Order: A Historicized Political Sociology of Punishment1
Comparative historical methods are used to explain the transformation of the U.S. penal order in the second half of the 20th century. The analysis of multiple state-level case studies andExpand
Evolution of functionally diverse alleles associated with PTC bitter taste sensitivity in Africa.
Although human bitter taste perception is hypothesized to be a dietary adaptation, little is known about genetic signatures of selection and patterns of bitter taste perception variability inExpand
Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment
who have their own sets of interests. In addition to catering to foreigners, does Gurgaon cater to elite Indians? I also wonder whether place does matter, but in a different way— does the fact thatExpand
Global population-specific variation in miRNA associated with cancer risk and clinical biomarkers
BackgroundMiRNA expression profiling is being actively investigated as a clinical biomarker and diagnostic tool to detect multiple cancer types and stages as well as other complex diseases. InitialExpand
The peopling of the African continent and the diaspora into the new world.
Africa is the birthplace of anatomically modern humans, and is the geographic origin of human migration across the globe within the last 100,000 years. The history of African populations hasExpand
Politics, Prisons, and Law Enforcement: An Examination of the Emergence of “Law and Order” Politics in Texas
This article examines the rise of "law and order" politics in Texas, providing an in‐depth archival case study of changes in prison policy in a Southern state during the pivotal period when many U.S.Expand
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