Genes predict village of origin in rural Europe

C O'Dushlaine, R McQuillan, ME Weale, DJM Crouch, A Johansson, Yuriy Aulchenko, CS Franklin, O Polasek, C Fuchsberger, A Corvin, AA Hicks, V Vitart, C Hayward, SH Wild, T Meitinger, Cornelia Duijn, U Gyllensten, AF Wright, H Campbell, PP PramstallerI Rudan, JF Wilson

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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. European Journal of Human Genetics (2010) 18, 1269-1270; doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2010.92; published online 23 June 2010
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Pages (from-to)1269-1270
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Human Genetics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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