Genetic heterogeneity of Icelanders.

  title={Genetic heterogeneity of Icelanders.},
  author={Einar {\'A}rnason},
  journal={Annals of human genetics},
  volume={67 Pt 1},
Recently statements have been made about a special 'genetic homogeneity' of the Icelanders that are at variance with earlier work on blood groups and allozymes. To validate these claims an extensive reanalysis was undertaken of mtDNA variation by examining primary data from original sources on 26 European populations. The results show that Icelanders are among the most genetically heterogeneous Europeans by the mean number of nucleotide differences as well as by estimates of theta parameters of… CONTINUE READING


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