Tag: human genetics

  • A genome under influence: The faulty yardstick in genomics studies and how to cope with it

    References form the basis of our comprehension of the world: they enable us to measure the height of our children or the efficiency of a drug. But when such yardsticks are faulty, doubts are cast on all the measurements that derive from them.

  • Daniel Wegmann's group

    What we do When observing nature, it is easy to be impressed by the huge diversity seen on any biological scale. Our primary aim is to better understand the underlying evolutionary and ecological processes that have been shaping this diversity...

  • The genetic burden of pioneers

    Having a pioneer ancestor could explain the excess of harmful mutations observed in recently colonized areas of Quebec, a recent study shows. Using a unique combination of genomic and historical data, researchers from SIB at the University of Bern,...