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Professor Mikkel Heide Schierup has received EUR 2.5 million, corresponding to approx. DKK 18.6 million, in the form of an ERC Advanced Grant. Professor Schierup's ground-breaking project is called ‘X-chromosome driven speciation through testes-expressed genes: comparative population genomics meets scRNA analysis in primates’. Fortunately, the project title has been shortened to the acronym Xspect. The purpose of the project is to learn about the processes that govern the formation of new primate species, including ourselves.
The authors from Aarhus University in Denmark and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany with PhD student Moisès Coll Macià, BiRC, as first author of the study used Neanderthal fragments scattered in non-African genomes as molecular clocks to estimate generation intervals in Eurasian and American populations.
Doug Speed, together with colleagues from BiRC and NCRR, have recently developed improved methods for predicting complex traits. Their work has this week been published in the journal Nature Communications.
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