Forensic genetic analyses in isolated populations with examples of central European Valachs and Roma

In this review article we present several examples of how analyzing samples from isolated populations can bias the results of the forensic statistics and analyses. We select our examples from isolated populations from central and southeastern Europe, namely the Valachs and the European Roma.

2017-04-19T21:14:04+00:00April 19th, 2017|

A recent bottleneck of Y chromosome diversity coincides with a global change in culture

Here, we present a study of 456 geographically diverse high-coverage Y chromosome sequences, including 299 newly reported samples. Applying ancient DNA calibration, we date the Y-chromosomal most recent common ancestor (MRCA) in Africa at 254 (95% CI 192–307) kya and detect a cluster of major non-African founder haplogroups in a narrow time interval at 47–52 kya...

2016-12-11T19:07:50+00:00October 28th, 2016|

Population history in third-millennium-BC Europe: assessing the contribution of genetics

Several recent high-profile aDNA studies have claimed to have identified major migrations during the third millennium BC in Europe. This contribution offers a brief review of these studies, and especially their role in understanding the genetic make-up of modern European populations.

2016-08-10T10:56:57+00:00August 10th, 2016|

Signatures of human European Paleolithic expansion shown by resequencing of non-recombining X-chromosome segments

This study demonstrates the potential of the use of X-chromosomal haplotype blocks, and the utility of the accurate ascertainment of rare variants for inferring human demographic history.

2016-08-08T09:23:49+00:00August 8th, 2016|

MtDNA analysis of global populations support that major population expansions began before Neolithic Time

Agriculture resulted in extensive population growths and human activities. However, whether major human expansions started after Neolithic Time still remained controversial. With the benefit of 1000 Genome Project, we were able to analyze a total of 910 samples from 11 populations in Africa, Europe and Americas.

2016-07-01T21:58:12+00:00July 1st, 2016|
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