This page provides a consolidated list of readings for the course. It includes references to all all of the papers I've referred to across the years, not just the ones we'll see in this year's version of the course. If you're trying to find a particular reference and don't remember which lecture it was associated with, you should be able to find it here -- but you may have to dig a little.

Whenever possible I provide a link to an on-line version of published journal articles. Most of them require a subscription, but the ones I link to are ones to which the University of Connecticut subscribes. So if you're planning to follow these links from within the UConn.Edu domain, you shouldn't have any problem. Those of you accessing these pages from elsewhere may or may not be able to follow the links. UConn students can use the University's VPN (, which will allow you to access most of the on-line resources linked to here (maybe all of them, it depends on the licensing arrangements).


Barrett, J. C., J. Buxbaum, D. Cutler, M. Daly, B. Devlin, J. Gratten, M. E. Hurles, J. A. Kosmicki, E. S. Lander, D. G. MacArthur, B. M. Neale, K. Roeder, P. M. Visscher and N. R. Wray. 2017. New mutations, old statistical challenges. bioRxiv link

Bush, W.S., and J.H. Moore. 2012. Chapter 11: Genome-wide association studies. PLoS Computational Biology 8:e1002822 link

Chen, N., I. Juric, E. J. Cosgrove, R. Bowman, J. W. Fitzpatrick, S. J. Schoech, A. G. Clark and G. Coop. 2019. Allele frequency dynamics in a pedigreed natural population. 116:2158-2164. link

Davey, J.W., P.A. Hohenlohe, P.D. Etter, J.Q. Boone, J.M. Catchen, and M.L. Blaxter. 2011. Genome-wide discovery and genotyping using next-generation sequencing. Nature Reviews Genetics 12:499-510 link

Frichot, E., F. Mathieu, T. Trouillon, G. Bouchard and O. François. 2014. Fast and efficient estimation of individual ancestry coefficients. Genetics 196:973-983. link

González-Martinez, S. C., E. Ersoz, G. R. Brown, N. C. Wheeler, and D. B. Neale. 2006. DNA sequence variation and selection of tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms at candidate genes for drought-stress response in Pinus taeda L. Genetics 172:1915-1926. link

Gopalan, P., W. Hao, D. M. Blei and J. D. Storey. 2016. Scaling probabilistic models of genetic variation to millions of humans. Nature Genetics 48:1587-1590. link

Holsinger, K.E., and B.S. Weir. 2009. Genetics in geographically structured populations: defining, estimating, and interpreting FST Nature Reviews Genetics 10:639-650 link

Hunter, D. and J. Slate. 2019. Understanding genetic changes between generations. 116:1834-1836. link

Pritchard, J. K., M. Stephens and P. Donnelly. 2000. Inference of population structure using multilocus genotype data. Genetics 155:945-959 link

Rosenberg, N. A., J. K. Pritchard, J. L. Weber, H. M. Cann, K. K. Kidd, L. A. Zhivotovsky and M. W. Feldman. 2002. Genetic structure of human populations. Science 298:2381-2385. link

Schoen, D.J., and M.T. Clegg. 1985. The influence of flower color on outcrossing rate and male reproductive success in Ipomoea purpurea. Evolution 39:1242-1249. link

Stessman, H. A. F., B. Xiong, B. P. Coe, T. Wang, K. Hoekzema, M. Fenckova, M. Kvarnung, J. Gerdts, S. Trinh, N. Cosemans, L. Vives, J. Lin, T. N. Turner, G. Santen, C. Ruivenkamp, M. Kriek, A. van Haeringen, E. Aten, K. Friend, J. Liebelt, C. Barnett, E. Haan, M. Shaw, J. Gecz, B.-M. Anderlid, A. Nordgren, A. Lindstrand, C. Schwartz, R. F. Kooy, G. Vandeweyer, C. Helsmoortel, C. Romano, A. Alberti, M. Vinci, E. Avola, S. Giusto, E. Courchesne, T. Pramparo, K. Pierce, S. Nalabolu, D. G. Amaral, I. E. Scheffer, M. B. Delatycki, P. J. Lockhart, F. Hormozdiari, B. Harich, A. Castells-Nobau, K. Xia, H. Peeters, M. Nordenskjold, A. Schenck, R. A. Bernier and E. E. Eichler. 2017. Targeted sequencing identifies 91 neurodevelopmental-disorder risk genes with autism and developmental-disability biases. Nature Genetics 49:515-526. link

Wang, S., C. M. Lewis, Jr., M. Jakobsson, S. Ramachandran, N. Ray, G. Bedoya, W. Rojas, M. V. Parra, J. A. Molina, C. Gallo, G. Mazzotti, G. Poletti, K. Hill, A. M. Hurtado, D. Labuda, W. Klitz, R. Barrantes, M. C. Bortolini, F. M. Salzano, M. L. Petzl-Erler, L. T. Tsuneto, E. Llop, F. Rothhammer, L. Excoffier, M. W. Feldman, N. A. Rosenberg and A. Ruiz-Linares. 2007. Genetic Variation and Population Structure in Native Americans. PLOS Genetics 3(11): e185. link