Genomic signatures of sex-biased demography: progress and prospects.

@article{Webster2016GenomicSO,
  title={Genomic signatures of sex-biased demography: progress and prospects.},
  author={Timothy H. Webster and Melissa A Wilson Sayres},
  journal={Current opinion in genetics & development},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={
          62-71
        }
}
Sex-biased demographic events have played a crucial role in shaping human history. Many of these processes affect genetic variation and can therefore leave detectable signatures in the genome because autosomal, X-linked, Y-linked, and mitochondrial DNA inheritance differ between sexes. Here, we discuss how sex-biased processes shape patterns of genetic diversity across the genome, review recent genomic evidence for sex-biased demography in modern human populations, and suggest directions for… CONTINUE READING
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