Selected Publications

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Amster, G., Murphy, D., Milligan, W. and G. Sella (2020). Changes in life history and population size can explain the relative neutral diversity levels on X and autosomes in extant human populations. PNAS.

Amster, G. and G. Sella (2020). Life history effects on neutral diversity levels of autosomes and sex chromosomes.

Milligan, W., Fuller, Z.L., Agarwal, I., Eisen, M.B., Przeworski, M., and G. Sella (2020). Impact of essential workers in the context of social distancing for epidemic control. M.

Hayward, L. and G. Sella (2019). Polygenic adaptation after a sudden change in environmentBioRxiv 792952.

Sella, G. and N. Barton (2019). Thinking about the evolution of complex traits in the era of GWASAnnual Reviews in Genomics and Human Genetics 20: 461-493.

Fuller, Z., Berg, J., Mostafavi, H., Sella, G. and M. Przeworski (2019). Measuring intolerance to mutation in human geneticsNature Genetics 51: 772–776.

Simons, Y., Bullaughey, K., Hudson, R. and G. Sella (2018). A population genetic interpretation of GWAS findings for human quantitative traitsPLoS Biol 16: e2002985.

Simons, Y. and G. Sella (2016). The impact of recent population history on the deleterious mutation load in humans and close evolutionary relativesCurr Opin Genet Dev 41: 150-158.

Elyashiv, E., Sattath S., Hu, T., McVicker, G., Strutsovsky, A., Andolfatto, P., Coop, G. and G. Sella (2016). A genomic map of the effects of linked selection in Drosophila. PLoS Genetics 12: e1006130.

Amster, G. and G. Sella (2016). Life history effects on the molecular clock of autosomes and sex chromosomes. PNAS 113: 1588-1593.

Simons, Y., Turchin, M., Pritchard, J.K.+, and G. Sella+ (2014). The deleterious mutation load is insensitive to recent population history. Nature Genetics 46: 220–224. +Joint senior authors.

Hernandez, R.D., Kelley, J.L., Elyashiv, E., Melton, S.C., Auton, A., McVean, G., 1000 Genomes Project, Sella, G.* and M. Przeworski* (2011). Classic selective sweeps were rare in recent human evolution. Science 331: 920-924.  * Contributed equally.

Sattath, S., Elyavish, E., Kolodny, O., Rinott, Y. and G. Sella (2011). Pervasive adaptive protein evolution apparent from diversity patterns around amino-acid substitutions in Drosophila simulans. PLoS Genetics 7: e1001302.

Elyashiv, E., Bullaughey, K., Sattath, S., Rinott, Y., Przeworski, M. and G. Sella (2010). Variation in the intensity of purifying selection: an analysis of genome-wide polymorphism data from two closely related yeast species. Genome Research 20: 1558-73.

Sella, G., Petrov, D.A., Przeworski, M. and P. Andolfatto (2009). Evidence for Pervasive Natural Selection in Drosophila? PLoS Genetics 5: e1000495.

Macpherson, M.*, Sella, G.*, Davis, J.C. and D.A. Petrov (2007). Genome-wide spatial correspondence between non-synonymous divergence and neutral polymorphism reveals extensive adaptation in Drosophila. Genetics 177: 2083-89. *Joint first authors.

Sella, G. and D.H. Ardell (2006). The Coevolution of Genes and Genetic Codes: Crick’s Frozen Accident Revisited. Journal of Molecular Evolution 63: 297-313.

Sella, G. and A.E. Hirsh (2005). The Application of Statistical Physics to Evolutionary Biology. PNAS 102: 9541-9546.