Reconstructing genetic history of Siberian and Northeastern European populations

Siberia and Northwestern Russia are home to over 40 culturally and linguistically diverse indigenous ethnic groups, yet genetic variation and histories of peoples from this region are largely uncharacterized. We present deep whole-genome sequencing data (∼38×) from 28 individuals belonging to 14 distinct indigenous populations from that region.

2017-01-03T18:00:15+00:00January 3rd, 2017|

Y-chromosomal DNA analyzed for four prehistoric cemeteries from Cis-Baikal, Siberia

Results have been obtained from 16 males from the EN cemeteries Lokomotiv and Shamanka II representing haplogroups K, R1a1 and C3, and 20 males from the LN-EBA Ust'-Ida and Kurma XI cemeteries representing haplogroups Q, K and unidentified SNP (L914).

2016-11-23T06:08:51+00:00November 23rd, 2016|


Haplogroup A12a is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity. It is difficult to be sure with limited data, but this branch likely originates in Siberia.

2016-08-14T20:18:08+00:00June 6th, 2016|


Haplogroup A14 is a branch on the maternal tree of humanity. Its age has not been determined, and, because it is found in a wide range of modern populations, its exact origin in Asia is unclear.

2016-08-14T19:08:57+00:00June 6th, 2016|