Friday, February 22, 2008
"The most comprehensive characterization to date of human genetic variation"
These papers just keep on coming out. Razib at GNXP has a link to an NPR interview of Rick Myers, the lead author of this new one in Science. In this paper they look at 600K SNPs in the HGDP (~1000 people from 50 pops). They're calling it "the most comprehensive characterization to date of human genetic variation", which I can't argue with. I haven't looked at the paper yet, but judging from the figure that Razib put up, they probably have a lot of "high resolution" population comparisons, since they type so many SNPs (and pops). Here's a link to the abstract of the paper.