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Jedidiah Carlson, Ph.D.

Population Genetics | Bioinformatics | Metaresearch


I recently had to opportunity to chat with Science Magazine about a side project I’ve been working on, tracking how figures from population genetics studies get misappropriated by white nationalist groups.

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting examples of these figures and discussing a bit of the science of the original paper, the specific ways in which figures are manipulated, and where the modified figures end up online.

Here are some of the papers with figures that have been modified–links will appear once the posts go live!

Structure Plots

  • Rosenberg et al., Science, 2002; Rosenberg et al., PLoS Genet, 2005
  • Li et al., Science, 2008

PCA plots


  • Prufer et al., Nature, 2012

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