A question of scale: Human migrations writ large and small

Murray P. Cox, Michael F Hammer

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Abstract

Several recent papers illustrate the importance of migration and gene flow in molding the patterns of genetic variation observed in humans today. We place the varied demographic processes covered by these terms into a more general framework, and discuss some of the challenges facing attempts to reconstruct past human mobility and determine its influence on our genetic heritage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number98
JournalBMC Biology
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2010

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  • Biotechnology
  • Structural Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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A question of scale : Human migrations writ large and small. / Cox, Murray P.; Hammer, Michael F.

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