Author Archives: Reid Brennan

A different perspective on genetic architecture

As an ecological geneticist, I’m constantly reminded how much we don’t understand about the genetic nature of adaptive variation. Sure, we have lots of examples of genes/pathways/regions that seem to be responsible for adaptation, but we don’t really know if … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Rapture

The advent of massively parallel, high throughput sequencing has undoubtedly revolutionized biology. However, have you ever wanted to run a parentage analysis, assess basic population structure, or perform any of the other countless applications where hundreds of thousands of SNPs … Continue reading

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