Genetics, medicine, and the Plain people.

Abstract

The Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite populations of Pennsylvania are descended from Swiss Anabaptist immigrants who came to the New World in the early eighteenth century. Today they live in many small endogamous demes across North America. Genetically, these demes have dissimilar allele frequencies and disease spectra owing to unique founders… (More)
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-genom-082908-150040

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