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Learning phylogeny through f-statistics

Nick Patterson
Broad/HMS
Learning phylogeny through f-statistics

Abstract:  f-statistics are now a commonplace tool in population genetics, used to discover and test models for demographic history. We describe the theory and ADMIXTOOLS, a package that implements most of the tests used. We give a number of examples of discoveries about human history made using f-statistics and conclude with some things we would like to do better and some open questions.