Weekly Roundup - Week of November 13, 2015

Every week, members of the Wilson Sayres’ lab scour journals for interesting and relevant (to lab research) articles. Here’s what we found the week of November 13, 2015:

Sex Chromosomes

The status of supergenes in the 21st century: recombination suppression in Batesian mimicry and sex chromosomes and other complex systems Charlesworth (2015) in Evolutionary Applications


Contribution of a mutational hot spot to hemoglobin adaptation in high-altitude Andean house wrens Galen et al. (2015) in PNAS

Two contemporaneous mitogenomes from terminal Pleistocene burials in eastern Beringia Tackney et al. (2015) in PNAS

Allelic variation of cytochrome P450s drives resistance to bednet insecticides in a major malaria vector Ibrahim et al. (2015) in PLoS Genetics

Tandem repeat variation in human and great ape populations and its impact on gene expression divergence Sonay et al (2015) in Genome Research

GC skew defines distinct RNA polymerase pause sites in CpG island promoters Kellner et al. (2015) in Genome Research

Exome sequencing of lymphomas from three dog breeds reveals somatic mutation patterns reflecting genetic background Elvers et al. (2015) in Genome Research

Genetic adaptation to climate in white spruce involves small to moderate allele frequency shifts in functionally diverse genes Hornoy et al. (2015) in Genome Biology and Evolution

Calibrating the human mutation rate via ancestral recombination density in diploid genomes Lipson et al. (2015) in PLoS Genetics

The genomics of ecological vicariance in threespine stickleback fish Roesti et al. (2015) in Nature Communications

Ancient Ethiopian genome reveals extensive Eurasian admixture throughout the African continent Gallego Llorente et al. (2015) in Nature

Inferring the genetic history of lactase persistence along the Italian peninsula from a large genomic interval surrounding the LCT gene De Fanti et al. (2015) in American Journal of Physical Anthropology


This week, Genome Biology published a series of articles on CRISPR-Cas9:

Research Highlights

The Cpf1 CRISPR-Cas protein expands genome-editing tools Fagerlund et al. (2015) in Genome Biology

Pop in, pop out: a novel gene-targeting strategy for use with CRISPR-Cas9 Kühn and Chu (2015) in Genome Biology

CRISPR sabotage van der Oost and Brouns (2015) in Genome Biology

Reviews and Research Articles

Diversity of CRISPR-Cas immune systems and molecular machines Barrangou (2015) in Genome Biology

A novel two-step genome editing strategy with CRISPR-Cas9 provides new insights into telomerase action and TERT gene expression Xi et al. (2015) in Genome Biology

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated viral interference in plants Ali et al. (2015) in Genome Biology


Dating tips for divergence-time estimation O'Reilly et al. (2015) in Trends in Genetics

A new Fst-based method to uncover local adaptation using environmental variables de Villemereuil and Gaggiotti (2015) in Methods in Ecology and Evolution


Why significant variables aren't automatically good predictors Lo et al. (2015) in PNAS

Evolution and dispersal of mammoths across the Northern Hemisphere Lister and Sher (2015) in Science

Public data archiving in ecology and evolution: how well are we doing? Roche et al. (2015) in PLoS Biology

Widespread exploitation of the honeybee by early Neolithic farmers Roffet-Salque et al. (2015) in Nature