Mapping human genetic ancestry.

  title={Mapping human genetic ancestry.},
  author={Ingo Ebersberger and Petra Galg{\'o}czy and Stefan Taudien and Simone Taenzer and Matthias Platzer and Arndt von Haeseler},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={24 10},
The human genome is a mosaic with respect to its evolutionary history. Based on a phylogenetic analysis of 23,210 DNA sequence alignments from human, chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, and rhesus, we present a map of human genetic ancestry. For about 23% of our genome, we share no immediate genetic ancestry with our closest living relative, the chimpanzee. This encompasses genes and exons to the same extent as intergenic regions. We conclude that about 1/3 of our genes started to evolve as human… CONTINUE READING


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