In the Media

Dietary adaptation of FADS genes in Europe  varied across time and geography

(Implemented in a direct-to-consumer product by Insitome and Helix; a related blog post; a related podcast, starting at 11:30)

(Cornell ChronicleEurekAlert, Nutrition Insight, The Sydney Morning, The Archaeology News Network, Gene Expression)


Clustered mutations in hominid genome evolution are consistent with APOBEC3G enzymatic activity

(ScienceCornell Science NewsHNGNSilicon RepublicHeritage DailyScicastsArchaeology News NetworkTech Times, NIGMS)

Positive selection on a regulatory insertion-deletion polymorphism in FADS2 influences apparent endogenous synthesis of arachidonic acid 

(MBE press releaseCornell ChronicleMotherboardThe Washington PostScienceDailyResearchGateDiscoveryThe MetroThe IndependentWired UKNational PostredorbitThe HinduDNA IndiaNutrition WonkStar TribuneThis Week in SciencegenomewebThe Denver PostHealth News ReviewKQED ScienceFood InsightLe Monde in Frenchwochit NewsBusiness Insider, The Huffington PostThe Cornell Daily SunBIOTECH PRESSTECH InsiderCBS News)

The Genetics of Bene Israel from India Reveals Both Substantial Jewish and Indian Ancestry

(NewsgramgenomewebHa'aretz cover story in Hebrew and in EnglishScienceDaily, The New York Jewish Week)

Extensive pathogenicity of mitochondrial heteroplasmy in healthy human individuals

(AJHGCornellChronicle, LA timesPNAS,Access the recommendation on F1000)

Coverage of ASHG 2014 session on X-chromosome chaired by Alon Keinan & Melissa Wilson-Syres

( & in Meeting report by Novembre et al. published Genome Biology )

Neutral genomic regions refine models of recent rapid human population growth 

(GenomeWeb -Free registration required)

Population Growth Inflates the Per-Individual Number of Deleterious Mutations and Reduces Their Mean Effect 

(Cornell Chronicle)

Genome-wide inference of natural selection on human transcription factor binding sites 

(Nature Genetics3CPGCornell ChronicleScienceDaily,Access the recommendation on F1000)

Recent explosive human population growth has resulted in an excess of rare genetic variants 

(NatureScienceNewsAJHGCornell ChronicleDiscover Magazine 100 top stories of 2012;GenomeWebarstechnicaAccess the recommendation on F1000)

Contrasting patterns of human genetic variation between chromsome X and the autosomes: 2011 edition

(Science MagazineDiscover Magazine)

Contrasting patterns of human genetic variation between chromsome X and the autosomes

(Nature Genetics News and ViewsScienceDailyCurrent BiologyDiscover MagazineNew ScientistTheScientist)


(NIH NewsScienceDailyBroad InstituteSanger InstituteGenomeWeb,Access the recommendation on F1000)

Ellison Medical Foundation Award

(Ellison Foundation)


Cornell plays key role in developing most detailed map of human DNA variation 

(Cornell Chronicle)

General Research

"The Scientist: Alon Keinan" (Cornell Daily Sun)

Sloan Research Fellowship  (Cornell Chronicle)