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A predominantly neolithic origin for Y-chromosomal DNA variation in North Africa.
We have typed 275 men from five populations in Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt with a set of 119 binary markers and 15 microsatellites from the Y chromosome, and we have analyzed the results togetherExpand
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Human genetic affinities for Y-chromosome P49a,f/TaqI haplotypes show strong correspondence with linguistics.
Numerous population samples from around the world have been tested for Y chromosome-specific p49a,f/TaqI restriction polymorphisms. Here we review the literature as well as unpublished data onExpand
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Worldwide distribution of NAT2 diversity: Implications for NAT2 evolutionary history
BackgroundThe N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) gene plays a crucial role in the metabolism of many drugs and xenobiotics. As it represents a likely target of population-specific selection pressures, weExpand
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Local Population Structure in Arabian Peninsula Revealed by Y-STR Diversity
Genetic studies have been underway on Arabian Peninsula populations because of their pivotal geographic location for population migration and times of occurrence. To assist in better understandingExpand
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Genetic structure of Mediterranean populations revealed by Y-chromosome haplotype analysis.
The allelic variability at six Y-chromosome-specific polymorphisms (YAP, DYS19, DYS389-I, DYS390, DYS391, and DYS392) was used to generate male-specific haplotypes in 333 males representing 12Expand
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Human genetic differentiation across the Strait of Gibraltar
BackgroundThe Strait of Gibraltar is a crucial area in the settlement history of modern humans because it represents a possible connection between Africa and Europe. So far, genetic data wereExpand
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Arylamine N-Acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) Genetic Diversity and Traditional Subsistence: A Worldwide Population Survey
Arylamine N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) is involved in human physiological responses to a variety of xenobiotic compounds, including common therapeutic drugs and exogenous chemicals present in theExpand
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Genetic Evidence for Complexity in Ethnic Differentiation and History in East Africa
The Afro‐Asiatic and Nilo‐Saharan language families come into contact in Western Ethiopia. Ethnic diversity is particularly high in the South, where the Nilo‐Saharan Nyangatom and the Afro‐AsiaticExpand
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Human Neutral Genetic Variation and Forensic STR Data
The forensic genetics field is generating extensive population data on polymorphism of short tandem repeats (STR) markers in globally distributed samples. In this study we explored and quantified theExpand
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HLA genetic diversity and linguistic variation in East Asia
Discusses the observed HLA-DRB1 genetic diversity in each East Asian linguistic phylum in relation to several models of human differentiation based on the variation of two genetic diversity indexes,Expand
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