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On the origins and admixture of Malagasy: new evidence from high-resolution analyses of paternal and maternal lineages.
The Malagasy have been shown to be a genetically admixed population combining parental lineages with African and South East Asian ancestry. In the present paper, we fit the Malagasy admixture historyExpand
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Static and moving frontiers: the genetic landscape of Southern African Bantu-speaking populations.
A consensus on Bantu-speaking populations being genetically similar has emerged in the last few years, but the demographic scenarios associated with their dispersal are still a matter of debate. TheExpand
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Dynamic Effects of Topoisomerase I Inhibition on R-Loops and Short Transcripts at Active Promoters
Topoisomerase I-DNA-cleavage complexes (Top1cc) stabilized by camptothecin (CPT) have specific effects at transcriptional levels. We recently reported that Top1cc increase antisense transcriptExpand
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Mitochondrial and Y chromosome haplotype motifs as diagnostic markers of Jewish ancestry: a reconsideration
Several authors have proposed haplotype motifs based on site variants at the mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) and the non-recombining portion of the Y chromosome (NRY) to trace the genealogies of JewishExpand
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Linguistic, geographic and genetic isolation: a collaborative study of Italian populations.
The animal and plant biodiversity of the Italian territory is known to be one of the richest in the Mediterranean basin and Europe as a whole, but does the genetic diversity of extant humanExpand
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Italian isolates today: geographic and linguistic factors shaping human biodiversity.
We briefly review the current status of anthropological and genetic studies of isolated populations and of their micro-evolutionary and biomedical applications, with particular emphasis on EuropeanExpand
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A novel SNaPshot assay to detect genetic mutations related to iron metabolism.
The minisequencing method is a cost-effective tool to study single-nucleotide polymorphisms in human disease. For this reason, a novel polymerase chain reaction multiplex SNaPshot reaction has beenExpand
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The dual origin of tati‐speakers from dagestan as written in the genealogy of uniparental variants
Tat language is classified in an Iranian subbranch of the Indo‐European family. It is spoken in the Caucasus and in the West Caspian region by populations with heterogeneous cultural traditions andExpand
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Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek Cypriots reveals a primarily common pre-Ottoman paternal ancestry with Turkish Cypriots
Genetics can provide invaluable information on the ancestry of the current inhabitants of Cyprus. A Y-chromosome analysis was performed to (i) determine paternal ancestry among the Greek CypriotExpand
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The key role of patrilineal inheritance in shaping the genetic variation of Dagestan highlanders
The Caucasus region is a complex cultural and ethnic mosaic, comprising populations that speak Caucasian, Indo-European and Altaic languages. Isolated mountain villages (auls) in Dagestan stillExpand
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