The Huff lab is happy to announce the advanced online publication of "A genetic mechanism for Tibetan high-altitude adaptation" in the journal Nature Genetics.
(2014): A genetic mechanism for Tibetan high-altitude adaptation. In: Nature Genetics, 2014.
This paper provides strong functional evidence that two nonsynonymous variants are responsible for high-altitude adaptation at the EGLN1 locus in Tibet. To our knowledge, this is the only example of a polymorphic coadapted gene complex in a human population. (If anyone knows of other examples, please let us know!)
The Huff lab is excited to announce the recent addition of a new post-doctoral fellow, Yao Yu. Yao's research interests include high-throughput genomics and transcriptomics. He completed his doctoral research at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, and his work will be focused on the genetic basis of common cancers from high-throughput omics data.
The Huff lab is happy to welcome its first graduate student, Jiun-Sheng (Roger) Chen. Roger is a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and will initially be focused on identifying common, complex disease genes using pVAAST on whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing data. Welcome, Roger!