The Huff lab and friends got together to celebrate the recent marriage of Hao Hu and Jing Xie. The party included Sichuan fare from Mala Bistro, a two-tiered wedding cake, and lots of friends! Thank you to everyone that came out to share their joy with the happy couple!
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We have written a guide for users of the pVAAST software, including notes on installation, documentation of available parameters, and a FAQ.
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.
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!)