Amongst Sir John Kingman's many important contributions to mathematical genetics, the coalescent has had the largest impact. It has been central to progress in population genetics modelling over the last 25 years, and provides key insights in understanding the correlation structure of molecular genetic
data. Its descendants underpin sophisticated statistical genetics tools used to analyse the huge datasets being generated in modern biomedical genetics to understand the relationship between genetic variation and disease risk. The talk will aim to give a sense of both of these themes, and of some of the diversions inspired by the coalescent into related fields.
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