April 11, 2012

ESHG 2012 titles

The abstract text will be available only two weeks prior to the meeting in June, lest us mere mortals receive more hints about recent scientific progress than we deserve.

The presentations/posters at ESHG were probably ready -as relatively mature work- by the beginning of this year, and will find themselves in journals by its end. This is a year's delay from the time when research could have been available to when it will actually  be so.

It is worth reminding ourselves what the whole charade of pre-publication peer review and the conference circuit, a fossil of a time when there was no WWW or webcasting, amounts to little more than a way of  delaying the dissemination of new research. It is a little ironic that journals and conferences were invented to facilitate the flow of scientific information to as wide an audience as possible, and are now used to make it more difficult.

I put in bold some titles of particular interest.

  • T. W. Winkler et al. C06.2. Genome-wide search for gender different genetic loci for human anthropometric traits: Methods and results from genome-wide meta-analyses across 270,000 Individuals
  • O. Delaneau et al. C17.2. Haplotype phasing using next-generation sequencing reads
  • L. M. Huckins et al. Using ancestry-informative markers to identify fine structure across 15 populations of European origin.
  • A. Rodewald et al. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA haplotypes of old human populations from the Bronze and Iron Age from Romania
  • A. Bahmanimehr et al. Complete mitochondrial DNA diversity in Iranians
  • I. Uktverytė et al. mtDNA haplogroups in the population of Lithuania
  • I. Tachmazidou et al. Population isolates from Greece offer potential for powerful disease gene mapping: the HELIC-Pomak and MANOLIS studies
  • C. Stemper et al. Very high frequency of hereditary prosopagnosia among individuals with high intellectual ability
  • S. Karachanak et al. A Y -chromosome portrait of modern Bulgarians as viewed from different spatiotemporal aspects
  • A. Puzuka et al. Ethnogenetic Estimation of Baltic ancestry


Rob said...

Yep, shame about such unnecessary delays. Looks like there is some great data there on Europeans.

Charles said...

The New Priesthoods are reluctant to disseminate their mysteries so freely any more. They have become comfortable in their ivory temples of learning.