No Evidence from Genome-Wide Data of a Khazar Origin for the Ashkenazi Jews

  title={No Evidence from Genome-Wide Data of a Khazar Origin for the Ashkenazi Jews},
  author={D. Behar and M. Metspalu and Yael Baran and N. Kopelman and B. Yunusbayev and Ariella L. Gladstein and S. Tzur and H. Sahakyan and A. Bahmanimehr and L. Yepiskoposyan and Kristina Tambets and E. Khusnutdinova and A. Kushniarevich and O. Balanovsky and Elena Balanovsky and L. Kova{\vc}evi{\'c} and D. Marjanovic and E. Mihailov and A. Kouvatsi and C. Triantaphyllidis and R. King and O. Semino and A. Torroni and M. Hammer and E. Metspalu and K. Skorecki and S. Rosset and E. Halperin and R. Villems and N. Rosenberg},
  booktitle={Human biology},
  • D. Behar, M. Metspalu, +27 authors N. Rosenberg
  • Published in Human biology 2013
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Abstract The origin and history of the Ashkenazi Jewish population have long been of great interest, and advances in high-throughput genetic analysis have recently provided a new approach for investigating these topics. [...] Key Method This data set contains genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 1,774 samples from 106 Jewish and non-Jewish populations that span the possible regions of potential Ashkenazi ancestry: Europe, the Middle East, and the region historically associated with the Khazar…Expand Abstract
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