Lab for week of 9 October posted

I’ve posted the lab exercise for the week of 9 October on the lab schedule page. Once again you’ll be doing simulations, but you’ll be using a coalescent approach to simulating genetic drift instead of the forward simulation approach you’ve used for the past couple of weeks. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry. We’ll discuss the coalescent in lecture on Tuesday and Thursday.

I’ve also posted notes for the first several lectures on molecular evolution. When we get there, we’ll be moving into the second thematic block of lectures. We’ll start to connect population genetic principles much more directly with data. We’ll start by focusing on how to understand the evolution of molecules themselves.

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