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Curr Biol. 2003 Feb 4;13(3):R86-7.

Human prehistory: the message from linkage disequilibrium.

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Institute of Genetics, University of Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK.


The vast amount of information being gathered about human DNA sequence variation raises the question of what these data can tell us about events in our past. A new way has been found by which patterns of linkage disequilibrium can be used to detect the effects of natural selection in human prehistory.

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