Genetic evidence for an origin of the Armenians from Bronze Age mixing of multiple populations

@article{Haber2016GeneticEF,
  title={Genetic evidence for an origin of the Armenians from Bronze Age mixing of multiple populations},
  author={M. Haber and Massimo Mezzavilla and Y. Xue and D. Comas and P. Gasparini and P. Zalloua and C. Tyler-Smith},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={931 - 936}
}
  • M. Haber, Massimo Mezzavilla, +4 authors C. Tyler-Smith
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • European Journal of Human Genetics
  • Key MethodThe Armenians are a culturally isolated population who historically inhabited a region in the Near East bounded by the Mediterranean and Black seas and the Caucasus, but remain under-represented in genetic studies and have a complex history including a major geographic displacement during World War I. Here, we analyse genome-wide variation in 173 Armenians and compare them with 78 other worldwide populations. We find that Armenians form a distinctive cluster linking the Near East, Europe, and…Expand Abstract
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