Harmful mutations have accumulated during early human migrations out of Africa

Lausanne, 11 January 2016 - The further a population moves away from its place of origin, the more harmful mutations it will carry. This is the result of a study conducted by Laurent Excoffier, Group leader at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Professor at the University of Bern, and his team, as part of an international collaboration led by Brenna Henn from Stony Brook University and Carlos Bustamante from Stanford University.

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