Substructured population growth in the Ashkenazi Jews inferred with Approximate Bayesian Computation

  title={Substructured population growth in the Ashkenazi Jews inferred with Approximate Bayesian Computation},
  author={Ariella L. Gladstein and Michael F. Hammer},
The Ashkenazi Jews (AJ) are a population isolate that have resided in Central Europe since at least the 10th century and share ancestry with both European and Middle Eastern populations. Between the 11th and 16th centuries, AJ expanded eastward leading to two culturally distinct communities, one in central Europe and one in eastern Europe. Our aim was to determine if there are genetically distinct AJ subpopulations that reflect the cultural groups, and if so, what demographic events contributed… 

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