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The Simons Genome Diversity Project: 300 genomes from 142 diverse populations
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It is demonstrated that indigenous Australians, New Guineans and Andamanese do not derive substantial ancestry from an early dispersal of modern humans; instead, their modern human ancestry is consistent with coming from the same source as that of other non-Africans.
Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans
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It is shown that the great majority of present-day Europeans derive from at least three highly differentiated populations: West European Hunter-Gatherers (WHG), who contributed ancestry to all Europeans but not to Near Easterners; Ancient North Eurasians (ANE); and Early European Farmers (EEF), who were mainly of Near Eastern origin but also harbored WHG-related ancestry.
Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans
TLDR
It is shown that the great majority of present-day Europeans derive from at least three highly differentiated populations: West European Hunter-Gatherers (WHG), who contributed ancestry to all Europeans but not to Near Easterners; Ancient North Eurasians (ANE); and Early European Farmers (EEF), who were mainly of Near Eastern origin but also harbored WHG-related ancestry.
Upper Palaeolithic Siberian genome reveals dual ancestry of Native Americans
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The findings reveal that western Eurasian genetic signatures in modern-day Native Americans derive not only from post-Columbian admixture, as commonly thought, but also from a mixed ancestry of the First Americans.
Ancient DNA from European Early Neolithic Farmers Reveals Their Near Eastern Affinities
The first farmers from Central Europe reveal a genetic affinity to modern-day populations from the Near East and Anatolia, which suggests a significant demographic input from this area during the
Phylogeography of Y-chromosome haplogroup I reveals distinct domains of prehistoric gene flow in europe.
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Haplogroup I, the only major clade of the Y phylogeny that is widespread over Europe but virtually absent elsewhere, is analyzed, in detail, and it is revealed that it underwent a postglacial expansion and marked the human colonization of Sardinia approximately 9,000 years ago.
The genome-wide structure of the Jewish people
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High-density bead arrays to genotype individuals from 14 Jewish Diaspora communities are used to compare patterns of genome-wide diversity with those from 69 Old World non-Jewish populations, of which 25 have not previously been reported.
Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and recent population history of Native Americans
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The results suggest that there has been gene flow between some Native Americans from both North and South America and groups related to East Asians and Australo-Melanesians, the latter possibly through an East Asian route that might have included ancestors of modern Aleutian Islanders.
A recent bottleneck of Y chromosome diversity coincides with a global change in culture.
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A study of 456 geographically diverse high-coverage Y chromosome sequences, including 299 newly reported samples, infer a second strong bottleneck in Y-chromosome lineages dating to the last 10 ky, and hypothesize that this bottleneck is caused by cultural changes affecting variance of reproductive success among males.
The western and eastern roots of the Saami--the story of genetic "outliers" told by mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosomes.
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A high-resolution phylogenetic analysis of Saami genetic heritage was undertaken in a comprehensive context, through use of maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and paternALLY inherited Y-chromosomal variation, and it was shown that the "Saami motif" variant of mtDNA haplogroup U5b is present in a large area outside Scandinavia.
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