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

  title={High-density SNP genotyping detects homogeneity of Spanish and French Basques, and confirms their genomic distinctiveness from other European populations},
  author={N. Rodr{\'i}guez-Ezpeleta and J. Alvarez-Busto and L. Imaz and M. Regueiro and Mar{\'i}a Nerea Azc{\'a}rate and R. Bilbao and M. Iriondo and A. Gil and A. Estonba and A. Aransay},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  • N. Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, J. Alvarez-Busto, +7 authors A. Aransay
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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