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Show me the data

Update: Also see p-ter at Gene Expression Classic. Follow up on yesterday’s post on the new Dickson et al. paper from David Goldstein’s lab, A New Way to Look for Diseases’ Genetic Roots: The Icelandic gene-hunting firm deCODE genetics, which emerged last week from bankruptcy, has long led in detecting SNPs associated with common disease.…

People evolving to be shorter & stouter

One of the things about evolution you sometimes hear is that it has “stopped” for humans. Steve Jones, a British geneticist, is one of the more prominent public expositors of this viewpoint today. The key fact that most people latch on to is that infant and child mortality is very low, so the vast majority…

Heritability of height vs. weight

Megan McArdle has a post, Thining Thin, a follow up to America’s Moral Panic Over Obesity. She says: 1. Obesity is increasing in the population, so it can’t be genetic. Well, average height is also increasing in the population. Does that mean that you could be as tall as me, if you weren’t too lazy…