The most viewed preprints on Haldane’s Sieve in February 2013 were:
- Thoughts on “Integrating genealogical and dynamical modelling to infer escape and reversion rates in HIV epitopes”. Pleuni Pennings writes a guest post describing a preprint by Palmer et al. on a genealogical model to infer rates of HIV evolution.
- Genetic draft, selective interference, and population genetics of rapid adaptation. Richard Neher reviews the literature on genetic draft and its implications for population genetic studies.
- Equitability, mutual information, and the maximal information coefficient. Kinney and Atwal critique a paper published by Reshef et al. on a new statistical measure of relationship between pairs of variables. Reshef et al. have posted a response to criticisms (including aspects of this one) here.
- Robust estimation of microbial diversity in theory and in practice. Haegeman et al. present new methods for estimating diversity in a microbial community. See the comments for discussion.
- Our paper: Sequencing mRNA from cryo-sliced Drosophila embryos to determine genome-wide spatial patterns of gene expression. Combs and Eisen discuss their preprint on methods for large-scale quantification of spatial variation in gene expression.