Improving ancestry distinctions among Southwest Asian populations

Improving ancestry distinctions among Southwest Asian populations •Previous studies identified Europe and Southwest Asia as a “Continental Region”.•2568 samples of 39 populations from this region plus East Africa were studied.•264 Ancestry Informative SNPs (AISNPs) were typed on new 299 individuals.•The two-tier approach was applied for finer scale ancestry assignment.•86 AISNPs define refined ancestry among European and Southwest Asian populations, as a second-tier panel. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forensic Science International: Genetics Elsevier

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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
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1872-4973
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10.1016/j.fsigen.2018.03.010
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Abstract

•Previous studies identified Europe and Southwest Asia as a “Continental Region”.•2568 samples of 39 populations from this region plus East Africa were studied.•264 Ancestry Informative SNPs (AISNPs) were typed on new 299 individuals.•The two-tier approach was applied for finer scale ancestry assignment.•86 AISNPs define refined ancestry among European and Southwest Asian populations, as a second-tier panel.

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Forensic Science International: GeneticsElsevier

Published: Jul 1, 2018

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