The impact of Converso Jews on the genomes of modern Latin Americans

@article{Vlez2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of Converso Jews on the genomes of modern Latin Americans},
  author={Claudia M. V{\'e}lez and Pier Francesco Palamara and Jaime Guevara-Aguirre and Li Hao and Tatiana Karafet and Marco Guevara-Aguirre and Alexander Pearlman and Carole Oddoux and Michael F. Hammer and Edward R. Burns and I. Pe’er and Gil Atzmon and Harry Ostrer},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={131},
  pages={251-263}
}
Modern day Latin America resulted from the encounter of Europeans with the indigenous peoples of the Americas in 1492, followed by waves of migration from Europe and Africa. As a result, the genomic structure of present day Latin Americans was determined both by the genetic structure of the founding populations and the numbers of migrants from these different populations. Here, we analyzed DNA collected from two well-established communities in Colorado (33 unrelated individuals) and Ecuador (20…