Updating the African human mitochondrial DNA tree: relevance to forensic and population genetics

We have analyzed >2200 mitogenomes of African ancestry with the aim of improving the known worldwide phylogeny. More than 300 new minor sub-clades were identified, and the Time to the Most Recent Common Ancestor (TMRCA) was estimated for each node of the phylogeny.

2017-01-02T21:08:40+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|

Selective sweep on human amylase genes postdates the split with Neanderthals

Here we assess amylase copy numbers in a global sample of 480 high coverage genomes and find that regions flanking the amylase locus show notable depression of genetic diversity both in African and non-African populations.

2016-11-24T14:59:21+00:00 November 24th, 2016|