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Complex Ancient Genetic Structure and Cultural Transitions in Southern African Populations
Fine-mapping of these components in southern African populations reveals admixture and cultural reversion involving several Khoesan groups, and highlights that Bantu speakers and Coloured individuals have different mixtures of these ancient ancestries.
Creating Artificial Human Genomes Using Generative Models
Deep generative adversarial networks and restricted Boltzmann machines are trained to learn the high dimensional distributions of real genomic datasets and create artificial genomes (AGs), which have the potential to become valuable assets in genetic studies by providing high quality anonymous substitutes for private databases.
The Genomic Impact of European Colonization of the Americas
A genome-wide dataset is compiled and a high degree of complexity underlying the genetic contribution of European and African populations in North and South America is revealed, identifying previously unreported sources related to Italy, the Middle East and to specific regions of Africa.
Unravelling the hidden ancestry of American admixed populations
- F. Montinaro, G. Busby, V. Pascali, S. Myers, G. Hellenthal, C. Capelli
- BiologyNature communications
- 24 March 2015
This work applies a haplotype-based ancestry identification approach to a large set of genome-wide SNP data from a variety of American, European and African populations to determine the contributions of different ancestral populations to the Americas.
The Role of Recent Admixture in Forming the Contemporary West Eurasian Genomic Landscape
Genome-Wide SNP Analysis of Southern African Populations Provides New Insights into the Dispersal of Bantu-Speaking Groups
- Miguel González‐Santos, F. Montinaro, C. Capelli
- Environmental ScienceGenome biology and evolution
- 1 September 2015
The expansion of Bantu-speaking agropastoralist populations had a great impact on the genetic, linguistic, and cultural variation of sub-Saharan Africa. It is generally accepted that Bantu languages…
Shifts in the Genetic Landscape of the Western Eurasian Steppe Associated with the Beginning and End of the Scythian Dominance
The Genetic Ancestry of Modern Indus Valley Populations from Northwest India.
Static and moving frontiers: the genetic landscape of Southern African Bantu-speaking populations.
The results show that the diffusion of Bantu languages and culture in Southern Africa was a process more complex than previously described and suggest that the admixture dynamics between farmers and foragers played an important role in shaping the current patterns of genetic diversity.
Migration distance rather than migration rate explains genetic diversity in human patrilocal groups
- Sarah J. Marks, Hila Levy, C. Martinez‐Cadenas, F. Montinaro, C. Capelli
- BiologyMolecular ecology
- 1 October 2012
It is shown that preferential female migration over short distances appears to minimize the impact of a generally higher female migration rate in patrilocal communities, suggesting patrilocality might influence genetic variation only at short ranges.