Inferring Admixture Histories of Human Populations Using Linkage Disequilibrium

@article{Loh2013InferringAH,
  title={Inferring Admixture Histories of Human Populations Using Linkage Disequilibrium},
  author={Po-Ru Loh and Mark Lipson and Nick J. Patterson and Priya Moorjani and Joseph K. Pickrell and David Reich and Bonnie Berger},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={193},
  pages={1233 - 1254}
}
Long-range migrations and the resulting admixtures between populations have been important forces shaping human genetic diversity. Most existing methods for detecting and reconstructing historical admixture events are based on allele frequency divergences or patterns of ancestry segments in chromosomes of admixed individuals. An emerging new approach harnesses the exponential decay of admixture-induced linkage disequilibrium (LD) as a function of genetic distance. Here, we comprehensively… 

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