Sequencing Y Chromosomes Resolves Discrepancy in Time to Common Ancestor of Males Versus Females

  title={Sequencing Y Chromosomes Resolves Discrepancy in Time to Common Ancestor of Males Versus Females},
  author={G. David Poznik and Brenna M. Henn and Muh-Ching Yee and Elzbieta Sliwerska and Ghia M. Euskirchen and Alice A. Lin and Michael P. Snyder and Llu{\'i}s Quintana-Murci and Jeffrey M. Kidd and Peter A. Underhill and Carlos D. Bustamante},
  pages={562 - 565}
Examining Y The evolution of human populations has long been studied with unique sequences from the nonrecombining, male-specific Y chromosome (see the Perspective by Cann). Poznik et al. (p. 562) examined 9.9 Mb of the Y chromosome from 69 men from nine globally divergent populations—identifying population and individual specific sequence variants that elucidate the evolution of the Y chromosome. Sequencing of maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA allowed comparison between the relative rates… 

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