Elizabeth Atkinson Lab

Atkinson Lab Publications


Recent Select Publications


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Atkinson EG, Maihofer AX, Kanai M, Martin AR, Karczewski KJ, Santoro ML, et al. (2021) Tractor uses local ancestry to enable the inclusion of admixed individuals in GWAS and to boost power. Nature Genetics, 53:195–204. [Online][Press release][In the news]

Atkinson EG, Audesse AJ, Palacios J, Smith GT, Bobo DM, Webb AE, Ramachandran S, Henn BM (2018). No Evidence for Recent Selection at FOXP2 among Diverse Human Populations. Cell, 174(6): 1424-1435. PMC6128738. [Online][In the news] [In popular press]

Atkinson EG, Dalvie S, Pichkar Y, Kalungi A, Majara L, Injera WE, et al. Genetic structure correlates with ethnolinguistic diversity in eastern and southern Africa. In press at American Journal of Human Genetics.

Atkinson, E.G., Bianchi, S. B., Ye, G. Y., Martínez-Magaña, J. J., Tietz, G. E., Montalvo-Ortiz, J. L., Giusti-Rodriguez, P., Palmer, A. A., & Sanchez-Roige, S. (2022). Cross-ancestry genomic research: time to close the gap. Neuropsychopharmacology 2022, 1–2. 

Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. Mapping genomic loci implicates genes and synaptic biology in schizophrenia. Nature. 604, 502–508 (2022). 

The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative. Mapping the human genetic architecture of COVID-19 by worldwide meta-analysis. (2021) Nature[Online]

Camarena B, Atkinson EG, Baker M, et al. (2021) Neuropsychiatric Genetics of Psychosis in the Mexican Population: A Genome-Wide Association Study Protocol for Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar Disorder Patients and Controls. Complex Psychiatry. https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/518926. [Online]

Gopalan S, Atkinson EG, Buck LT, Weaver TD, Henn BM. (2021) Inferring archaic introgression from hominin genetic data. Evolutionary Anthropology. https://doi.org/10.1002/evan.21895. [Online]

Martin AR, Atkinson EG, Chapman SB, Stevenson A, Stroud RE, et al. (2021) Low-coverage sequencing cost-effectively detects known and novel variation in underrepresented populations. American Journal of Human Genetics, 108:656-668. [Online]

Wendt FR, Pathak GA, Overstreet C, Tylee DS, Gelernter J, Atkinson EG, Polimanti, R. (2021) Characterizing the effect of background selection on the polygenicity of brain-related traits. Genomics, 113:111–119.[Online]

Guindo-Martínez M, Amela R, Bonàs-Guarch S, Puiggròs M, Salvoro C, Miguel-Escalada I, et al. (2021) The impact of non-additive genetic associations on age-related complex diseases. Nature Communications, 12:2436.[Online]

Scelza BA, Atkinson EG, Prall S, McElreath R, Sheehama J, Henn BM. (2020) The ethics and logistics of field-based genetic paternity studies. Evolutionary Human Sciences 2020;2:1–36. [Online]

Scelza BA, Prall SP, Swinford N, Gopalan S, Atkinson EG, McElreath R, et al. (2020) High rate of extrapair paternity in a human population demonstrates diversity in human reproductive strategies. Science Advances 6:eaay6195. [Online]

Nievergelt CM, Maihofer AX, Klengel T, Atkinson EG, et al. (2019). International meta-analysis of PTSD genome-wide association studies identifies sex- and ancestry-specific genetic risk loci. Nature Communications, 10:4558. [Online]

Sugden LA, Atkinson EG, Fischer AP, Rong S, Henn BM, Ramachandran S. Localization of adaptive variants in human genomes using averaged one-dependence estimation. (2018) Nature Communications 9:703. [Online]

Martin, A.R., Lin, M., Granka, J.M., Myrick, J.W., Liu, X., Sockell, A., Atkinson, EG, Werely, C.J., Möller, M., Sandhu, M.S., et al. (2017). An Unexpectedly Complex Architecture for Skin Pigmentation in Africans. Cell 171, 1340–1353.e14. [Online] [In the media] [Related popular press]