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  1. Wang, S and J. Xing# (2013) A Primer for Disease Gene Prioritization Using Next-Generation Sequencing Data. Genomics & Informatics 11(4):191-199
  2. Wang, S., J. Lachance, S. Tishkoff, J. Hey, and J. Xing# (2013) Apparent Variation in Neanderthal Admixture among African Populations is Consistent with Gene Flow from non-African Populations. Genome Biology and Evolution 5(11): 2075-2081
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  1. Kim, W. , D. Londono, L. Zhou, J. Xing, A. Nato, A. Musolf, T. C. Matise, S. J. Finch, and D. Gordon (2012) Single variant and multi-variant trend tests for genetic association with next generation sequencing that are robust to sequencing error. Human Heredity 74:172-183
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  4. Ge, R. L., T. S. Simonson, R. C. Cooksey, U. Tanna, G. Qin, C. D. Huff, D. J. Witherspoon, J. Xing, B. Zhengzhong, J. T. Prchal, L. B. Jorde, and D. A. McClain (2012) Metabolic insight into mechanisms of high-altitude adaptation in Tibetans. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 106(2):244-7
  5. Stringham, S. A., E. E. Mulroy, J. Xing, D. Record, M. W. Guernsey, J. T. Aldenhoven, E. J. Osborne, and M. D. Shapiro (2012) Divergence, Convergence, and the Ancestry of Feral Populations in the Domestic Rock Pigeon. Current Biology 22:302–308 [cover article] [news feature in ScienceDaily]
  6. Huff, C. D., D. Witherspoon, Y. Zhang, C. Gatenbee, L. A. Denson, S. Kugathasan, H. Hakonarson, A. Whiting, C. Davis, W. Wu, J. Xing, W. S. Watkins, M. Bamshad, J. P. Bradfield, K. Bulayeva, T. S. Simonson, L. B. Jorde, and S. L. Guthery (2012) Crohn's disease and genetic hitchhiking at IBD5. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29(1):101-11

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  1. Stewart, C.*, D. Kural*, M. P. Stromberg*, J. A. Walker, M. K. Konkel, A. M. Stutz, A. E. Urban, F. Grubert, H. Y. K. Lam, W. P. Lee, M. Busby, A. R. Indap, E. Garrison, C. Huff, J. Xing, M. P. Snyder, L. B. Jorde, M. A. Batzer, J. O. Korbe, G. T. Marth, and the 1000 Genomes Project (2011) A comprehensive map of mobile element insertion polymorphisms in humans. PLoS Genetics 7(8): e1002236
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  23. Xing, J., D. J. Witherspoon, D. A. Ray, M. A. Batzer and L. B. Jorde (2007) Mobile elements and primate evolution. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 50:2-19
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