NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from Harvard University have come up with a method for refining their view of recent signals of natural selection in the human genome.

Pardis Sabeti, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University's FAS Center for Systems Biology, presented various aspects of the work during two talks at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Honolulu last week — one during a session on the medical uses of genomic sequencing and another during the meeting's closing symposium on Darwin and evolutionary biology.

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