The Italian genome reflects the history of Europe and the Mediterranean basin

@article{Fiorito2016TheIG,
  title={The Italian genome reflects the history of Europe and the Mediterranean basin},
  author={Giovanni Fiorito and Cornelia Di Gaetano and Simonetta Guarrera and Fabio Rosa and Marcus W. Feldman and Alberto Piazza and Giuseppe Matullo},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={1056-1062}
}
Recent scientific literature has highlighted the relevance of population genetic studies both for disease association mapping in admixed populations and for understanding the history of human migrations. Deeper insight into the history of the Italian population is critical for understanding the peopling of Europe. Because of its crucial position at the centre of the Mediterranean basin, the Italian peninsula has experienced a complex history of colonization and migration whose genetic… 

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