Representative Publications
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  • EG Atkinson, AJ Audesse, JA Palacios, DM Bobo, AE Webb, S Ramachandran, BM Henn. (2018) No Evidence for Recent Selection at FOXP2 among Diverse Human Populations. Cell. 174(6), 1424-1435. 
  • LA Sugden, EA Atkinson, S Rong, BM Henn, S Ramachandran (2018) Localization of adaptive variants in human genomes using Bayesian one-dependence estimation. Nature Comm. 9 (1) 703.
  • AR Martin, M Lin, JM Granka, JW Myrick, X Liu, A Sockell, EG Atkinson, CJ Werely, M Möller, DM Kingsley, EG Hoal, X Liu, MW Feldman, CR Gignoux, CD Bustamante, BM Henn (2017) An Unexpectedly Complex Architecture for Skin Pigmentation in Africans. Cell. 171 (6), 1340-1353. e14 -
  • KF McManus, A Taravella, BM Henn, CD Bustamante, M Sikora, OE Cornejo (2017) Population Genetic Analysis of the DARC Locus (Duffy) Reveals Adaptation from Standing Variation Associated with Malaria Resistance in Humans. PLoS Genetics. e1006560. - 
  • BM Henn*, LR Botigué*, S Peishl*, I Dupanloup, M Lipatov, BK Maples, AR Martin, S Musharoff, H Cann, M Snyder, L Excoffier*, JM Kidd*, CD Bustamante* (2016) Feature Article: Distance from Sub-Saharan Africa Predicts Mutational Load in Diverse Human Genomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 113(4): E440-E449.
  • G Hilton, PJ Norman, N Nemat-Gorgani, A Goyos, JA Hollenbach, BM Henn, CR Gignoux, LA Guethlein, P Parham. (2015) Loss and Gain of Natural Killer Cell Receptor Function in an African Hunter-Gatherer Population. PLoS Genetics 11(8): e1005439 - 
  • BM Henn, LR Botigué, CD Bustamante, AG Clark, S Gravel. (2015) Estimating the Mutation Load from Human Genomes. Nature Reviews Genetics 16(6): 333-343.
  • GD Poznik, BM Henn, MC Yee, E Sliwerska, GM Euskirchen, AA Lin, M Snyder, L Quintana-Murci, JM Kidd, PA Underhill, CD Bustamante (2013) Sequencing Y Chromosomes Resolves Discrepancy in Time to Common Ancestor of Males versus Females. Science 341(6145): 562-565
  • BM Henn, CR Gignoux, M Jobin, JM Granka, JM Macpherson, JM Kidd, L Rodríguez-Botigué, S Ramachandran, L Hon, A Brisbin, AA Lin, PA Underhill, D Comas, KK Kidd, P Parham, PJ Norman, CD Bustamante, JL Mountain, MW Feldman. (2011) Hunter-gatherer genomic diversity suggests a southern African origin for modern humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 108(13): 5154-5162
  • BM Henn, CR Gignoux, MW Feldman and JL Mountain. (2009) Characterizing the time- dependency of human mitochondrial DNA mutation rate estimates. Mol Biol Evol. 26(1): 217-230. PMID: 18984905​


  • The Riddle of Speech | EMBO Reports | January 2019
  • FOXP2 tells a cautionary tale | Nature | August 2018
  • Why Is Skin Color Different? Huge Genetic Study Reveals Prevailing Theory of Pigmentation is Wrong | Newsweek | November 2017
  • Dramatic evolution within human genome may have been caused by malaria parasite | Science Magazine | March 2017
  • Mutation Reduces Pregnancy Complications for Africa’s Khoe-San People | NY Times | August 2015

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