The most viewed posts on Haldane’s Sieve in May 2014 were:
- The Landscape of Human STR Variation. Willems et al. identify short tandem repeat polymorphisms in human populations from high-throughput sequencing, and describe their properties. In the comments, Karl Broman posts a review.
- Author post: Long non-coding RNAs as a source of new peptides. Mar Alba discusses her preprint (Ruiz-Orera et al.) on the role of long non-coding RNAs in the evolution of new protein-coding genes.
- The Dawn of Open Access to Phylogenetic Data. Magee et al. perform an analysis of data availability in phylogenetics papers.
- Human genomic regions with exceptionally high or low levels of population differentiation identified from 911 whole-genome sequences. Colonna et al. identify candidate regions subject to positive selection in humans using whole genome sequences.
- Author post: Spatial localization of recent ancestors for admixed individuals. Bogdan Pasaniuc describes his preprint (Yang et al.) on a new method for estimating the ancestry of admixed individuals.