population genetics

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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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For a number of years population geneticists have been able to detect echoes of natural selection in the genomes of living humans, but those techniques are typically not very accurate about when that natural selection took place.
Studies from population geneticists indicate that there is more within-group variation among humans than among-group variation.
Population geneticists have used common genetic variants to decipher human movement before, but most of that data represents ancient history.
In other words, to population geneticists like Hawks, rare SNPs flanked by long stretches of identical DNA in many individuals among a given population suggests recent and robust selection for an especially advantageous trait.
3) Now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, population geneticists have rediscovered race, slap-bang in the middle of our present neo-conservative moment.
In 1980, an historic conference attended by a wide spectrum of researchers including geologists, paleontologists, ecologists, population geneticists, embryologists, and molecular biologists was held at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History to discuss macroevolution in the light of modern synthesis.
With People Genetics' CDCE technology, population geneticists will be able to economically gain the power needed for a comprehensive statistical analysis.
Population geneticists and computational biologists rubbed shoulders with ethics scholars and community activists at a meeting hosted by the National Institutes of Health, July 18-19 in Washington, D.
These large conferences offer the inquisitive physician entrepreneur the opportunity to hear how venture capitalists, population geneticists, business development experts, biotech CEOs, and big pharma scientists view the potential of the sequencing of the human genome to change medicine.
Synonymous nucleotide changes (neutral mutations) are commonly used to estimate many values of interest to evolutionary biologists and population geneticists.
population geneticists will be surprised to read that "phenotypic plasticity in life history strategies .
Perhaps, therefore, population geneticists are the lucky ones in the evolutionary biology fold: at least, in Mendel, they know something that Darwin did not.

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