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Studies are under way for the detection of potential genetic effects of atomic bomb radiation at the DNA level in the children of survivors. In a pilot study, we have examined six minisatellites and five microsatellites in DNA derived from 100 families including 124 children. We detected a total of 28 mutations in three minisatellite loci. The mean mutation(More)
Four different estimation procedures for models of population structure are compared. The parameters of the models are shown to be equivalent and, in most cases, easily expressed in terms of the parameters WRIGHT calls "F-statistics." We have estimated the parameters of each of these models with data on nine codominant allele pairs in 47 Yanomama villages,(More)
There is evidence that Amerindians have continuously occupied the lower Central American Isthmus for as long as 10,000 years. There remains some doubt about the relationships of these original colonizers to the resident peoples of this zone at the time of European contact (approximately A.D. 1500). We present new genetic data for up to 48 genetic loci for(More)
An approach for the computer-assisted analysis of two-dimensional gels has been developed as a part of our laboratory information processing system (LIPS). This approach relies in part on an algorithm for the pairwise matching of protein spots. The matching process initially matches spots based on a cross-correlational measure of how well neighboring spots(More)
The association of anthropometrics, particularly hand measurements, with dermatoglyphic characters is quantified. Children with square hands exhibit higher main line indices, a-b ridge counts, and more open atd angles. Adults with broader hands have more arches. Taller individuals with larger hands present higher a-b ridge counts and leaner subjects with(More)
Complete gene knockouts are highly informative about gene function. We exome sequenced 3,222 British Pakistani­heritage adults with high parental relatedness, discovering 1,111 rare­variant homozygous likely loss of function (rhLOF) genotypes predicted to disrupt (knockout) 781 genes.​ ​ Based on depletion of rhLOF genotypes, we estimate that 13.6% of(More)
International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) Committee 1 (C1) considers the risk of induction of cancer and heritable disease; the underlying mechanisms of radiation action; and the risks, severity, and mechanisms of induction of tissue reactions (formerly 'deterministic effects'). C1 relies upon the interpretation of current knowledge of(More)