Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Svante Paabo profile

PNAS has a profile of Svante Paabo in the early edition. Apparently he has a paper coming out soon in PNAS (his "Inaugural Article") about how damage to DNA can cause sequencing errors.
The profile is quite interesting ...traces his career and talks briefly about some of his major findings and areas of future interest.

The most exciting thing now is the Neanderthal autosomal, and ancient DNA sequencing...but also chimp human differences ("gene expression vs. gene sequence"): positive selection in the male germ line (never heard of this, not sure exactly what it means) and in brain related genes.

here is the PDF for those subscribed.

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