DataPhiles is an opportunity for those who love data to get together in a casual setting to discuss recent papers. To qualify, a paper just needs to use data in an interesting way to learn about the natural world.

Each week, on Friday at 4pm, anyone interested will gather at
Craft Beer Cellar for some fun discussion.

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August 2018

August 31

August 24


August 17
Rosen et al. 2018 Geometry of the Sample Frequency Spectrum and the Perils of Demographic Inference

August 10
End of Summer Hiatus: Analyze some data instead!

August 3
End of Summer Hiatus: Analyze some data instead!

July 2018

July 27
Kruschke 2018 Rejecting or accepting parameter values in Bayesian estimation

July 20
Norouzzadeh et al. 2018 Automatically identifying, counting, and describing wild animals in camera-trap images with deep learning

July 13
Berg et al. 2018 Reduced signal for polygenic adaptation of height in UK Biobank
Also see: Sohail et al. 2018 Signals of polygenic adaptation on height have been overestimated due to uncorrected population structure in genome-wide association studies

July 6
Miller et al. 2014 Modular Skeletal Evolution in Sticklebacks Is Controlled by Additive and Clustered Quantitative Trait Loci

Optional additional reading:
Hart et al. 2018 Convergent evolution of gene expression in two high-toothed stickleback populations
Cleves et al. 2018 An intronic enhancer of Bmp6 underlies evolved tooth gain in sticklebacks

June 2018

June 29
Kern and Hahn 2018 The Neutral Theory in Light of Natural Selection

June 22
Fountain et al. 2017 Inferring dispersal across a fragmented landscape using reconstructed families in the Glanville fritillary butterfly

June 15
Peter et al. 2017 Genetic landscapes reveal how human genetic diversity aligns with geography

June 8
2 great papers this week:
Boyle et al. 2017 An Expanded View of Complex Traits: From Polygenic to Omnigenic
Rockman 2012 The QTN program and the alleles that matter for evolution: all that's gold does not glitter

June 1
No DataPhiles - IPG symposium conflict
Start reading for June 8th!

May 2018

May 25
Xue et al. 2017 Parallel evolution of influenza across multiple spatiotemporal scales

May 18
PEQG Debriefing (No paper to read this week)

May 11
No DataPhiles (get ready for

May 4
Lemoine et al. 2018 Renewing Felsenstein’s phylogenetic bootstrap in the era of big data
Original phylogenetic bootstrap paper: Confidence Limits on Phylogenies: An Approach Using the Bootstrap

April 2018

April 27
Koren et al. 2018 Complete assembly of parental haplotypes with trio binning

April 20
O'Reilly et al. 2012 MultiPhen: Joint Model of Multiple Phenotypes Can Increase Discovery in GWAS
Bonus extra paper for Bayesians: Stephens 2013 A Unified Framework for Association Analysis with Multiple Related Phenotypes

April 13
Palamara et al. 2018 High-throughput inference of pairwise coalescence times identifies signals of selection and enriched disease heritability

April 6
Behrman et al. 2018 Natural variation in couch potato mediates rapid evolution of learning and reproduction in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster

March 2018

March 31
No DataPhiles (work on analyzing data!)

March 23
*** Special Location - DBS Happy Hour in Tucker 111 *****
Lasisi and Shriver 2017 Focus on African diversity confirms complexity of skin pigmentation genetics

March 16
Lee and Coop 2017 Distinguishing Among Modes of Convergent Adaptation Using Population Genomic Data

March 8 #TBT!
Gould and Lewontin 1979 The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme

March 1
Collins and Didelot 2018 A phylogenetic method to perform genome-wide association studies in microbes that accounts for population structure and recombination