A colleague of mine recently asked me the question, what are you reading these days? Since several interesting papers have popped up in the last week or so, I thought I'd list some of them here, in no particular order. None of them are self-cites, I promise.
- Ralph and Coop. 2013. The Geography of Recent Genetic Ancestry across Europe. PLOS Biology.
- Johnston et al. 2013. Life history trade-offs at a single locus maintain sexually selected genetic variation. Nature.
- Buckingham et al. 2013. Multiple mutant T alleles cause haploinsufficiency of Brachyury and short tails in Manx cats. Mammalian Genome.
- Misztal et al. 2013. Experiences with a single-step genome evaluation. Poultry Science.
This seems like an excellent opportunity to try and bootstrap some sort of Twitter thing, right, popularize a hashtag like "#whatissciencereading". I'm not sure that I can actually make that happen, and I'm not actually sure that being bombarded with dozens (hundreds?) (thousands?) of papers weekly would actually help me any. It's yet another example of the phenomenon I wrote about last week in which it's easy to be crushed beneath the weight of tools intended to help. I have to think about this.