What we’re reading

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As we head into the weekend, here’s a few things we’ve noticed that might be worth your screen-time:

Scientific pubs

Online early at Genetics: “Demographic inference using spectral methods on SNP data, with an analysis of the human out-of-Africa expansion,” by Sergio Lukic and Jody Hey, presents an analytic method for estimating the expected frequency spectrum of SNP data collected from multiple populations, given various historical demographic scenarios. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.112.141846.


Science news

Don’t like the reviews on your last paper? Maybe you should write your own.

The U.S. presidential candidates respond to questions about basic science.

A big new study of transcription across the human genome finds a lot of activity in noncoding regions, which manages to confuse a lot of the popular science media.

Adorable kid cavorting with marmots isn’t really that special. Sorry?

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.
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