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.
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.
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
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.