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Archaic adaptive introgression in TBX15/WARS2

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, December 2016
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Title
Archaic adaptive introgression in TBX15/WARS2
Published in
Molecular Biology and Evolution, December 2016
DOI 10.1093/molbev/msw283
Pubmed ID
Authors

Fernando Racimo, David Gokhman, Matteo Fumagalli, Amy Ko, Torben Hansen, Ida Moltke, Anders Albrechtsen, Liran Carmel, Emilia Huerta-Sánchez, Rasmus Nielsen

Abstract

A recent study conducted the first genome-wide scan for selection in Inuit from Greenland using SNP chip data. Here, we report that selection in the region with the second most extreme signal of positive selection in Greenlandic Inuit favored a deeply divergent haplotype that is closely related to the sequence in the Denisovan genome, and was likely introgressed from an archaic population. The region contains two genes, WARS2 and TBX15, and has previously been associated with adipose tissue differentiation and body-fat distribution in humans. We show that the adaptively introgressed allele has been under selection in a much larger geographic region than just Greenland. Furthermore, it is associated with changes in expression of WARS2 and TBX15 in multiple tissues including the adrenal gland and subcutaneous adipose tissue, and with regional DNA methylation changes in TBX15.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
France 2 1%
Italy 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 125 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 32%
Researcher 25 19%
Unspecified 17 13%
Student > Master 12 9%
Student > Bachelor 12 9%
Other 26 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 37%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 28%
Unspecified 19 14%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Psychology 4 3%
Other 15 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 327. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 November 2019.
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#36,830
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#2
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