Genetics and the History of the Samaritans: Y-Chromosomal Microsatellites and Genetic Affinity between Samaritans and Cohanim

  title={Genetics and the History of the Samaritans: Y-Chromosomal Microsatellites and Genetic Affinity between Samaritans and Cohanim},
  author={Peter J. Oefner and Georg Hölzl and Peidong Shen and Isaac Shpirer and Dov Gefel and Tal Lavi and Eilon Woolf and Jonathan B. Cohen and Cengiz Cinnioğlu and Peter A. Underhill and Noah A. Rosenberg and Jochen Hochrein and Julie M. Granka and Jossi Hillel and Marcus W. Feldman},
  booktitle={Human biology},
Abstract The Samaritans are a group of some 750 indigenous Middle Eastern people, about half of whom live in Holon, a suburb of Tel Aviv, and the other half near Nablus. [] Key Method In this study, liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization/quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometry was used to allelotype 13 Y-chromosomal and 15 autosomal microsatellites in a sample of 12 Samaritans chosen to have as low a level of relationship as possible, and 461 Jews and non-Jews. Estimation of genetic distances between…

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