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2019.01.22 | Research news

Human mutation rate has slowed recently

Researchers from Aarhus University and Copenhagen Zoo have discovered that the human mutation rate is significantly slower than for our closest primate relatives. The new knowledge may be important for estimates of when the common ancestor for humans and chimpanzees lived - and for conservation of large primates in the wild.

2018.11.12 | Publication

Better estimation of SNP heritability from summary statistics

Nature Genetics, Dec 2018: Doug Speed from BiRC, together with David Balding, University of Melbourne, have created SumHer, a new software for analyzing results from genetic association studies.

2018.04.09 | Awards

Distinguished Investigator Grant of DKK 10 million

Professor Mikkel Heide Schierup, BiRC, has been awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant of DKK 10 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation for the research project 'The Extraordinary Evolution of Human Sex'.

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