The Great Migration and African-American Genomic Diversity

@article{Baharian2015TheGM,
  title={The Great Migration and African-American Genomic Diversity},
  author={Soheil Baharian and Maxime Barakatt and Christopher R. Gignoux and Suyash S. Shringarpure and Jacob Errington and William J. Blot and Carlos D. Bustamante and Eimear E. Kenny and Scott M. Williams and Melinda C. Aldrich and Simon Gravel},
  journal={PLoS Genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={12}
}
Genetic studies of African-Americans identify functional variants, elucidate historical and genealogical mysteries, and reveal basic biology. However, African-Americans have been under-represented in genetic studies, and little is known about nation-wide patterns of genomic diversity in the population. Here, we present a comprehensive assessment of African-American genomic diversity using genotype data from nationally and regionally representative cohorts. We find higher African ancestry in… 

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