Genes predict village of origin in rural Europe
The genetic structure of human populations is important in population genetics, forensics and medicine. Using genome-wide scans and individuals with all four grandparents born in the same settlement, we here demonstrate remarkable geographical structure across 8-30 km in three different parts of rural Europe. After excluding close kin and inbreeding, village of origin could still be predicted correctly on the basis of genetic data for 89-100% of individuals.
|Keywords||genome-wide genotyping, population structure, principal components|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1038/ejhg.2010.92, hdl.handle.net/1765/28257|
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O'Dushlaine, C., McQuillan, R., Weale, M.E., Crouch, D.J.M., Johansson, A., Aulchenko, Y.S., … Wilson, J.F.. (2010). Genes predict village of origin in rural Europe. European Journal of Human Genetics, 18(11), 1269–1270. doi:10.1038/ejhg.2010.92