Some preprint comment streams at Haldane’s sieve and related sites

Given our one year anniversary, I thought I’d collect together a few examples of preprint commenting at work. These have taken place in the comment boxes of Haldane’s sieve and/or across a range of other blogs.

These are somewhat isolated cases, as the majority of preprints pass without any comment. It would be great to see more of this level of commentary. Remember comments can be simple inquiries about methods/figures/reference etc and don’t have to be super involved. In general we’ve found authors to be very responsive to comments, perhaps in part because they can take place as a more informal conversation without the pressures of publication concerns.

Genome sequencing highlights genes under selection and the dynamic early history of dogs
Reconstructing the population genetic history of the Caribbean
the population genetic signal of polygenic adaptation
The geography of recent genetic ancestry across Europe
Loss and Recovery of Genetic Diversity in Adapting Populations of HIV
Sailfish RNA-seq quantification
Genome-wide inference of ancestral recombination graphs

The date of interbreeding between Neandertals and modern humans.


Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa.


The identifiability of piecewise demographic models from the sample frequency spectrum

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