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I was planning to write a long article on this recent paper in PLoS Genetics, but p-ter at Gene Expression and G at Popgen ramblings have both covered the central message very well. So if you haven’t read those articles, already, go and do so now – when you come back, I want to talk…

I’m in the middle of a longer post on a recent paper on the effects of genetics on gene expression differences in African-Americans, which has also been well-covered by p-ter at Gene Expression. I wanted to post this section separately to avoid detracting from the issues in that post. This figure will not provide any…

Blaine Bettinger at the Genetic Genealogist has an extensive and thoughtful critique of the American Society of Human Genetics’ recently released statement on genetic ancestry testing (pdf). (You can read about the Society’s statement at GenomeWeb News and Science Now; 23andMe also comments from the point of view of a company engaged in ancestry testing.)…

Dienekes takes a critical look at 23andMe’s new “global similarity” tool (requires a 23andMe login or a demo account to view), which allows you to visually place your own genetic data in the context of genome-wide SNP data from over 1,000 individuals from around the world. The take-home message: the feature is an improvement over…