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Worldwide Human Relationships Inferred from Genome-Wide Patterns of Variation
Human genetic diversity is shaped by both demographic and biological factors and has fundamental implications for understanding the genetic basis of diseases. We studied 938 unrelated individualsExpand
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Genetic Structure of Human Populations
We studied human population structure using genotypes at 377 autosomal microsatellite loci in 1056 individuals from 52 populations. Within-population differences among individuals account for 93 toExpand
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Niche Construction: The Neglected Process in Evolution
The seemingly innocent observation that the activities of organisms bring about changes in environments is so obvious that it seems an unlikely focus for a new line of thinking about evolution. YetExpand
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Cultural transmission and evolution: a quantitative approach.
A number of scholars have found that concepts such as mutation, selection, and random drift, which emerged from the theory of biological evolution, may also explain evolutionary phenomena in otherExpand
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Support from the relationship of genetic and geographic distance in human populations for a serial founder effect originating in Africa.
Equilibrium models of isolation by distance predict an increase in genetic differentiation with geographic distance. Here we find a linear relationship between genetic and geographic distance in aExpand
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Population growth of human Y chromosomes: a study of Y chromosome microsatellites.
We use variation at a set of eight human Y chromosome microsatellite loci to investigate the demographic history of the Y chromosome. Instead of assuming a population of constant size, as in most ofExpand
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A Human Genome Diversity Cell Line Panel
A resource of 1064 cultured lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) ([1][1]) from individuals in different world populations and corresponding milligram quantities of DNA is deposited at the Foundation JeanExpand
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An evaluation of genetic distances for use with microsatellite loci.
Mutations of alleles at microsatellite loci tend to result in alleles with repeat scores similar to those of the alleles from which they were derived. Therefore the difference in repeat score betweenExpand
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Local dispersal promotes biodiversity in a real-life game of rock–paper–scissors
One of the central aims of ecology is to identify mechanisms that maintain biodiversity. Numerous theoretical models have shown that competing species can coexist if ecological processes such asExpand
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Genetic absolute dating based on microsatellites and the origin of modern humans.
We introduce a new genetic distance for microsatellite loci, incorporating features of the stepwise mutation model, and test its performance on microsatellite polymorphisms in humans, chimpanzees,Expand
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