Publications

The genomic basis of evolutionary differentiation among honey bees

In contrast to the western honey bee, Apis mellifera, other honey bee species have been largely neglected despite their importance and diversity. The genetic basis of the evolutionary diversification of honey bees remains largely unknown. Here, we provide a genome-wide comparison...

Authors:  Giuseppe Narzisi  

Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Amazon Parrots in the Greater Antilles

Amazon parrots (Amazona spp.) colonized the islands of the Greater Antilles from the Central American mainland, but there has not been a consensus as to how and when this happened. Today, most of the five remaining island species are listed...

Authors:  Andre Corvelo  

Reduced Motivation in Perinatal Fluoxetine-Treated Mice: A Hypodopaminergic Phenotype

Early life is a sensitive period, in which enhanced neural plasticity allows the developing brain to adapt to its environment. This plasticity can also be a risk factor in which maladaptive development can lead to long-lasting behavioral deficits. Here, we...

Authors:  Andre Corvelo  

Feather Gene Expression Elucidates the Developmental Basis of Plumage Iridescence in African Starlings

Iridescence is widespread in the living world, occurring in organisms as diverse as bacteria, plants, and animals. Yet, compared to pigment-based forms of coloration, we know surprisingly little about the developmental and molecular bases of the structural colors that give...

Authors:  Giuseppe Narzisi   Andre Corvelo  

Haplotype-resolved diverse human genomes and integrated analysis of structural variation

Long-read and strand-specific sequencing technologies together facilitate the de novo assembly of high-quality haplotype-resolved human genomes without parent-child trio data. We present 64 assembled haplotypes from 32 diverse human genomes. These highly contiguous haplotype assemblies (average minimum contig length needed...

Authors:  Michael Zody   Anna Basile   Marta Byrska-Bishop   Andre Corvelo   Uday Evani   Wayne Clarke  

The Role of Genetic Ancestry as a Risk Factor for Primary Open-angle Glaucoma in African Americans

Purpose: POAG is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in African Americans. In this study, we quantitatively assess the association of autosomal ancestry with POAG risk in a large cohort of self-identified African Americans. Methods: Subjects recruited to the Primary Open-Angle...

Authors:  Michael Zody  

Whole-genome characterization of lung adenocarcinomas lacking alterations in the RTK/RAS/RAF pathway

RTK/RAS/RAF pathway alterations (RPAs) are a hallmark of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). In this study, we use whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of 85 cases found to be RPA(-) by previous studies from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to characterize the minority of...

Authors:  Michael Zody   Nicolas Robine   Minita Shah   Jennifer Shelton  

Sequencing of 53,831 diverse genomes from the NHLBI TOPMed Program

The Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) programme seeks to elucidate the genetic architecture and biology of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders, with the ultimate goal of improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these diseases. The initial phases of the...

Authors:  Michael Zody   Andre Corvelo   Wayne Clarke  

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