Characterization of the biological processes shaping the genetic structure of the Italian population

  title={Characterization of the biological processes shaping the genetic structure of the Italian population},
  author={Silvia Parolo and Antonella Lisa and Davide Gentilini and A. M. Di Blasio and Simona Barlera and Enrico B. Nicolis and Giorgio B. Boncoraglio and Eugenio Agostino Parati and Silvia Bione},
  journal={BMC Genetics},
BackgroundThe genetic structure of human populations is the outcome of the combined action of different processes such as demographic dynamics and natural selection. Several efforts toward the characterization of population genetic architectures and the identification of adaptation signatures were recently made. In this study, we provide a genome-wide depiction of the Italian population structure and the analysis of the major determinants of the current existing genetic variation.ResultsWe… 
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