Challenging views on the peopling history of East Asia: the story according to HLA markers.

  title={Challenging views on the peopling history of East Asia: the story according to HLA markers.},
  author={Da Di and Alicia Sanchez-Mazas},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={145 1},
The peopling of East Asia by the first modern humans is strongly debated from a genetic point of view. A north-south genetic differentiation observed in this geographic area suggests different hypotheses on the origin of Northern East Asian (NEA) and Southern East Asian (SEA) populations. In this study, the highly polymorphic HLA markers were used to investigate East Asian genetic diversity. Our database covers a total of about 127,000 individuals belonging to 84 distinct Asian populations… CONTINUE READING


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