The most viewed posts on Haldane’s Sieve this month were:
- Thoughts on: Probabilities of Fitness Consequences for Point Mutations Across the Human Genome. This critical commentary on Gulko et al. was highly viewed this month after Adam Siepel responded to the critiques on his lab blog.
- An Atlas of Genetic Correlations across Human Diseases and Traits. Bulik-Sullivan et al. systematically estimate the genetic correlation between a large set of human traits, and identify a number of novel shared connections.
- The Time-Scale of Recombination Rate Evolution in Great Apes. Stevison et al. examine the evolution of recombination across the ape phylogeny, and find a major role for the gene PRDM9 in driving recombination rate variation at this scale.
- A Spatial Framework for Understanding Population Structure and Admixture. Bradburd et al. present a new method for identifying and visualizing spatial patterns of genetic structure in a population, with applications to warblers and humans.
- The origin and evolution of maize in the American Southwest. da Fonseca et al. use ancient DNA from archaeological maize samples to learn about the domestication history of the crop.