Over at Dechronization, Luke Harmon posts an interview with phylogenetics expert Joe Felsenstein, a professor in the genome sciences department at the University of Washington. Asked about recent advances in systematics or comparative methods, Felsenstein responds, "The availability of genome-scale information is certainly one. The arrival of a generation of young researchers who are comfortable with statistical and computational approaches is another. But the most important development is reflected in recent work on coalescent trees of gene copies within trees of species." It's a good interview and well worth a read, particularly if you work with phylogenetics.
Come into Our Parlor, Dr. Felsenstein
Apr 24, 2009