A panel of ancestry informative markers for estimating individual biogeographical ancestry and admixture from four continents: utility and applications

  title={A panel of ancestry informative markers for estimating individual biogeographical ancestry and admixture from four continents: utility and applications},
  author={Indrani Halder and Mark David Shriver and Mattern Thomas and Jos{\'e} R. Fern{\'a}ndez and Tony N. Frudakis},
  journal={Human Mutation},
Autosomal ancestry informative markers (AIMs) are useful for inferring individual biogeographical ancestry (I‐BGA) and admixture. Ancestry estimates obtained from Y and mtDNA are useful for reconstructing population expansions and migrations in our recent past but individual genomic admixture estimates are useful to test for association of admixture with phenotypes, as covariate in association studies to control for stratification and, in forensics, to estimate certain overt phenotypes from… 

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