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Understanding rare and common diseases in the context of human evolution

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), November 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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130 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages

Citations

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Title
Understanding rare and common diseases in the context of human evolution
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13059-016-1093-y
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Authors

Lluis Quintana-Murci

Abstract

The wealth of available genetic information is allowing the reconstruction of human demographic and adaptive history. Demography and purifying selection affect the purge of rare, deleterious mutations from the human population, whereas positive and balancing selection can increase the frequency of advantageous variants, improving survival and reproduction in specific environmental conditions. In this review, I discuss how theoretical and empirical population genetics studies, using both modern and ancient DNA data, are a powerful tool for obtaining new insight into the genetic basis of severe disorders and complex disease phenotypes, rare and common, focusing particularly on infectious disease risk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Mexico 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Unknown 238 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 69 27%
Researcher 45 18%
Student > Bachelor 29 12%
Student > Master 25 10%
Other 12 5%
Other 43 17%
Unknown 29 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 88 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 67 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 11%
Social Sciences 7 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 2%
Other 26 10%
Unknown 31 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 71. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 May 2020.
All research outputs
#413,175
of 19,469,939 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#317
of 3,841 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,434
of 311,479 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#37
of 261 outputs
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