These publications are examples of research made possible with data from CanPath and its regional cohorts.


Recombination affects allele-specific expression of deleterious variants in human populations

Authors: Michelle P Harwood, Isabel Alves, Hilary Edgington, Mawusse Agbessi, Vanessa Bruat, David Soave, Fabien C Lamaze, Marie-Julie Favé, Philip Awadalla

This study investigates how changes in the genetic makeup of a population, influenced by random genetic drift and selective forces, impact the variation in observable traits over time. The researchers found that specific factors like recombination rates and population size affect patterns of allele-specific gene expression, with regions of high recombination showing a higher efficiency in using this mechanism to suppress harmful genetic variations.

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