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

  title={The impact of Converso Jews on the genomes of modern Latin Americans},
  author={C. V{\'e}lez and P. F. Palamara and J. Guevara-Aguirre and L. Hao and T. Karafet and M. Guevara-Aguirre and A. Pearlman and C. Oddoux and M. Hammer and E. Burns and I. Pe'er and G. Atzmon and H. Ostrer},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  • C. Vélez, P. F. Palamara, +10 authors H. Ostrer
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine, Geography
  • Human Genetics
  • 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. [...] Key Method Here, we analyzed DNA collected from two well-established communities in Colorado (33 unrelated individuals) and Ecuador (20 unrelated individuals) with a measurable prevalence of the BRCA1 c.185delAG and the GHR c.E180 mutations, respectively, using Affymetrix Genome-wide Human SNP 6.0 arrays to identify their ancestry…Expand Abstract
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