High-density SNP genotyping detects homogeneity of Spanish and French Basques, and confirms their genomic distinctiveness from other European populations

@article{RodrguezEzpeleta2010HighdensitySG,
  title={High-density SNP genotyping detects homogeneity of Spanish and French Basques, and confirms their genomic distinctiveness from other European populations},
  author={Naiara Rodr{\'i}guez‐Ezpeleta and J Alvarez-Busto and Liher Imaz and Mar{\'i}a Regueiro and M Azcarate and Roberto Bilbao and Mikel Iriondo and Ana Arribas Gil and Andone Estonba and Ana M. Aransay},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={128},
  pages={113-117}
}
A recent study reported that Basques do not constitute a genetically distinct population, and that Basques from Spanish and French provinces do not show significant genetic similarity. These conclusions disagree with numerous previous studies, and are not consistent with the historical and linguistic evidence that supports the distinctiveness of Basques. In order to further investigate this controversy, we have genotyped 83 Spanish Basque individuals and used these data to infer population… 
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