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The Role of Geography in Human Adaptation

  • Graham Coop equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Graham Coop, Joseph K. Pickrell

    gmcoop@ucdavis.edu (GC); pickrell@uchicago.edu (JKP); pritch@uchicago.edu (JKP)

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Current address: Section of Evolution and Ecology and Center for Population Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Joseph K. Pickrell equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Graham Coop, Joseph K. Pickrell

    gmcoop@ucdavis.edu (GC); pickrell@uchicago.edu (JKP); pritch@uchicago.edu (JKP)

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • John Novembre,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Sridhar Kudaravalli,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Jun Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Devin Absher,

    Affiliation: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Richard M. Myers,

    Affiliation: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Marcus W. Feldman,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Jonathan K. Pritchard mail

    gmcoop@ucdavis.edu (GC); pickrell@uchicago.edu (JKP); pritch@uchicago.edu (JKP)

    Affiliations: Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: June 05, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000500

About the Authors

Graham Coop, Joseph K. Pickrell, John Novembre, Sridhar Kudaravalli, Jonathan K. Pritchard
Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Jun Li
Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Devin Absher, Richard M. Myers
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Marcus W. Feldman
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Jonathan K. Pritchard
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: G. Coop, J. Pickrell, J. Novembre, S. Kudaravalli, J. Pritchard. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: J. Li, D. Absher, R. Myers, L. Cavalli-Sforza, M. Feldman. Wrote the paper: G. Coop, J. Pickrell, J. Novembre, M. Feldman, J. Pritchard. Conceived and designed the project: J. Pickrell, J. Novembre, S. Kudaravalli, J. Pritchard, G. Coop.