Genomic insights into the population structure and history of the Irish Travellers

  title={Genomic insights into the population structure and history of the Irish Travellers},
  author={Edmund Gilbert and Shai Carmi and Sean Ennis and James F. Wilson and Gianpiero L. Cavalleri},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
The Irish Travellers are a population with a history of nomadism; consanguineous unions are common and they are socially isolated from the surrounding, ‘settled’ Irish people. Low-resolution genetic analysis suggests a common Irish origin between the settled and the Traveller populations. What is not known, however, is the extent of population structure within the Irish Travellers, the time of divergence from the general Irish population, or the extent of autozygosity. Using a sample of 50… 

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