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population genetics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of science that deals with the statistical analysis of the inheritance and prevalence of genes in populations and genetic divergence between populations.
Translations
Populationsgenetik
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It's a small but distinct signal," says study coauthor Pontus Skoglund, a population geneticist at Harvard Medical School.
Molly Przeworski, a population geneticist at Columbia University, realized that this ancestry tree could be used to estimate the number of recessive disease mutations carried by the group's founders in the 18th and 19th century.
Michael Nachman, a population geneticist, professor of integrative biology and director of the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, said, "Human social structure has driven the evolution of how we look.
Study co-author Konrad Lohse, a population geneticist at the University of Edinburgh, said that their approach can distinguish between two subtly different scenarios that could explain the genetic similarities shared by Neandertals and modern humans from Europe and Asia.
Editors are Craighead (field ecologist, population geneticist, GIS technician) and Convis, Jr (Esri conservation program manager).
His ultimate career choice was affirmed last fall when the MacArthur Foundation named the population geneticist one of its "genius" award recipients.
According to Norm Ellstrand, a population geneticist at University of California, Riverside, "canola is as yet the only case known in which engineered genes from a commercial crop have been found in natural populations.
During their visit, population geneticist Dr Jim Wilson will also be on hand to investigate how the fat gene FT0 is spread across the UK by analysing DNA from volunteers in his mobile laboratory.
And DNA tests run by population geneticist Dr Jim Wilson, of Edinburgh University, were conducted to discover whether the FT0 fat gene is more prominent in different parts of the country or if it is hereditary.
Participants will also be encouraged to take part in DNA tests run by population geneticist Dr Jim Wilson, of Edinburgh University, to discover whether the FT0 fat gene is more prominent in different parts of the country or even hereditary.
In 1977 population geneticist Jeffry Mitton suggested that, by looking at many genetic loci simultaneously, it is possible to find 'substantial differentiation' between groups (which is pretty much an identical critique to that of Edwards).
However Professor Mike Bruford, population geneticist at Cardiff University's School of Biosciences, said that the Welsh Celts weren't quite the blond, blue-eyed beauties of Sweden.

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