A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia

  title={A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia},
  author={Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas and Michael C. Westaway and Craig Muller and Vitor C. Sousa and Oscar Lao and Isabel Alves and Anders Bergstr{\"o}m and Georgios Athanasiadis and Jade Yu Cheng and Jacob E. Crawford and Tim H. Heupink and Enrico Macholdt and Stephan Peischl and Simon Rasmussen and Stephan Schiffels and Sankar Subramanian and Joanne L. Wright and Anders Albrechtsen and Chiara Barbieri and Isabelle Dupanloup and Anders Eriksson and Ashot Margaryan and Ida Moltke and Irina Pugach and Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen and Ivan P. Levkivskyi and Jos{\'e} V{\'i}ctor Moreno-Mayar and Shengyu Ni and Fernando Racimo and Martin Sikora and Yali Xue and Farhang A. Aghakhanian and Nicolas Brucato and S{\o}ren Brunak and Paula F. Campos and Warren Clark and Sturla Ellingv{\aa}g and Gudju Gudju Fourmile and Pascale Gerbault and Darren Injie and George Koki and Matthew Leavesley and Betty Logan and Aubrey Lynch and Elizabeth A. Matisoo-Smith and Peter J. McAllister and Alexander J. Mentzer and Mait Metspalu and Andrea Bamberg Migliano and Les Murgha and Maude E. Phipps and William S. Pomat and Doc Reynolds and F. X. Ricaut and Peter Siba and Mark George Thomas and Thomas Wales and Colleen Ma'run Wall and Stephen J. Oppenheimer and Chris Tyler-Smith and Richard Durbin and Joe Dortch and Andrea Manica and Mikkel Heide Schierup and Robert A. Foley and Marta Miraz{\'o}n Lahr and Claire Bowern and Jeff Wall and Thomas Mailund and Mark Stoneking and Rasmus Nielsen and Manjinder S. Sandhu and Laurent Excoffier and David M. Lambert and Eske Willerslev},
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