The most viewed posts on Haldane’s Sieve this month were:
- Thoughts on: Probabilities of Fitness Consequences for Point Mutations Across the Human Genome. Cooper et al. dispute some technical aspects of a paper by Gulko et al. on predicting deleterious mutations.
- Full-genome evolutionary histories of selfing, splitting and selection in Caenorhabditis. Thomas et al. sequence 37 isolates of C. briggsae and use these sequences to infer the history of the species.
- Bayesian analyses of Yemeni mitochondrial genomes suggest multiple migration events with Africa and Western Eurasia. Vyas et al. analyze 113 mitochondrial genomes from Yemeni populations in the context of data from other populations across the world.
- Current data show no signal of Ebola virus adapting to humans. Spielman et al. perform a re-analysis of Ebola genome sequences from the most recent outbreak.
- A Composite Genome Approach to Identify Phylogenetically Informative Data from Next-Generation Sequencing. Schwartz et al. develop a method for phylogenetic inference in the absence of a reference genome.