The Origin and Composition of Korean Ethnicity Analyzed by Ancient and Present-Day Genome Sequences

  title={The Origin and Composition of Korean Ethnicity Analyzed by Ancient and Present-Day Genome Sequences},
  author={Jungeun Kim and Sungwon Jeon and Jae-Pil Choi and Asta Blazyte and Yeonsu Jeon and Jong-Il Kim and Jun Ohashi and Katsushi Tokunaga and Sumio Sugano and Suthat Fucharoen and Fahd Al-Mulla and Jong Bhak},
  journal={Genome Biology and Evolution},
  pages={553 - 565}
  • Jungeun Kim, Sungwon Jeon, +9 authors J. Bhak
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Genome Biology and Evolution
Abstract Koreans are thought to be an ethnic group of admixed northern and southern subgroups. However, the exact genetic origins of these two remain unclear. In addition, the past admixture is presumed to have taken place on the Korean peninsula, but there is no genomic scale analysis exploring the origin, composition, admixture, or the past migration of Koreans. Here, 88 Korean genomes compared with 91 other present-day populations showed two major genetic components of East Siberia and… Expand

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