Weekly Roundup - December 4, 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 December 4, 2015:

Sex Chromosomes

QTL mapping of sex determination loci supports an ancient pathway in ants and honey bees Miyakawa and Mikheyev (2015) in PLoS Genetics

Intergenomic interacations between mitochondrial and Y-linked genes shape male mating patterns and fertility in Drosophila melanogaster Yee et al. (2015) in Evolution


Genomics of cancer and a new era for cancer research Brennan and Wild (2015) in PLoS Genetics

Cattle sex-specific recombination and genetic control from a large pedigree analysis Ma et al. (2015) in PLoS Genetics

Convergent evolution during local adaptation to patchy landscapes Ralph and Coop (2015) in PLoS Genetics

Enhancer runaway and the evolution of diploid gene expression Fyon et al. (2015) in PLoS Genetics

Adaptations to high ethanol reveals complex evolutionary pathways Voordeckers et al. (2015) in PLoS Genetics

The estrous cycle surpasses sex differences in regulating the transcriptome in the rat medial prefontal cortex and reveals an underlying role of early growth response 1 Duclot and Kabbaj (2015) in Genome Biology

Genome-wide analysis of evolutionary markers of human influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and A(H3N2) may guide selection of vaccine strain candidates Belanov et al. (2015) in Genome Biology and Evolution

Mutations in either TUBB or MAPRE2 cause circumferential skin creases Kunze type Isrie et al. (2015) in American Journal of Human Genetics

Mutations preventing regulated exon skipping in MET cause osteofibrous dysplasia Gray et al. (2015) in American Journal of Human Genetics

The epigenomic landscape of African rainforest hunter-gatherers and farmers Fagny et al. (2015) in Nature Communications


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

Computing workflows for biologists: a roadmap Shade and Teal (2015) in PLoS Biology


Ernst Rüdin's unpublished 1922-1925 study "Inheritance of manic-depressive insanity": genetic research findings subordinated to eugenic ideology Kösters et al. (2015) in PLoS Genetics

Sex differences in parental care: gametic investment, sexual selection, and social environment Liker et al. (2015) in Evolution

Democratizing education? Examining access and usage patterns in massive open online courses Hansen and Reich (2015) in Science

Protected areas and global conservation of migratory birds Runge et al. (2015) in Science