Eight thousand years of natural selection in Europe

  title={Eight thousand years of natural selection in Europe},
  author={Iain Mathieson and I. Lazaridis and Nadin Rohland and S. Mallick and N. Patterson and S. A. Roodenberg and {\'E}adaoin Harney and Kristin Stewardson and D. Fernandes and M. Novak and K. Sirak and Cristina Gamba and E. Jones and B. Llamas and Stanislav V Dryomov and Joseph K. Pickrell and J. L. Arsuaga and J. M. B. de Castro and E. Carbonell and F. Gerritsen and A. Khokhlov and P. Kuznetsov and Marina Lozano and Harald Meller and O. Mochalov and V. Moiseyev and M. Guerra and J. Roodenberg and J. M. Verg{\`e}s and J. Krause and A. Cooper and K. Alt and D. Brown and D. Anthony and C. Lalueza-Fox and W. Haak and R. Pinhasi and D. Reich},
  • Iain Mathieson, I. Lazaridis, +35 authors D. Reich
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • bioRxiv
  • The arrival of farming in Europe around 8,500 years ago necessitated adaptation to new environments, pathogens, diets, and social organizations. While indirect evidence of adaptation can be detected in patterns of genetic variation in present-day people, ancient DNA makes it possible to witness selection directly by analyzing samples from populations before, during and after adaptation events. Here we report the first genome-wide scan for selection using ancient DNA, capitalizing on the largest… CONTINUE READING
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