Neutral genomic regions refine models of recent rapid human population growth

January 19, 2014

Neutral genomic regions refine models of recent rapid human population growth

Elodie Gazave, Li Ma, Diana Chang, Alex Coventry, Feng Gao, Donna Muzny, Eric Boerwinkle, Richard A. Gibbs, Charles F. Sing, Andrew G. Clark, and Alon Keinan

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Recent rapid growth of human populations predicts that a large number of genetic variants in populations today are very rare, i.e., appear in a small number of individuals. This effect is similar to that of purifying selection, which drives deleterious alleles to become rarer. “}}

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