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Journal articles related to genetic genealogy


Haplotype diversity and phylogenetic relationship analysis of Chinese Yulin Han population using 59 Y-STR loci of two novel Y-STR typing systems

To investigate the genetic polymorphisms of 59 Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat (Y-STR) loci in the Yulin Han population, 229 unrelated healthy male individuals were analyzed using AGCU Y37 kit and AGCU Y-SUPP Plus kit.

Human sound systems are shaped by post-Neolithic changes in bite configuration

Our findings reveal that the transition from prehistoric foragers to contemporary societies has had an impact on the human speech apparatus, and therefore on our species’ main mode of communication and social differentiation: spoken language.

Improved human genome

Breaking through the unknowns of the human reference genome

Since the human genome was published in 2001, many of the gaps in the original sequence have been filled in, offering a more detailed understanding of genome regulation, structure and function.

Population history of North Africa based on modern and ancient genomes

Population history of North Africa based on modern and ancient genomes

Despite the continuous gene flow from the Middle East, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, an autochthonous genetic component that dates back to pre-Holocene times is still present in North African groups. The comparison of ancient and modern genomes has evidenced a genetic continuity in the region since Epipaleolithic times.

Insights from ancient DNA analysis of Egyptian human mummies: clues to disease and kinship

Nevertheless, the paleogenomic investigation of Egyptian remains could make significant contributions to biomedical sciences (e.g. elucidation of coevolution of human host–microbe interrelationship) as well as to evidence-based archeology.


Ancient DNA from the skeletons of Roopkund Lake reveals Mediterranean migrants in India

We report genome-wide ancient DNA for 38 skeletons from Roopkund Lake, and find that they cluster into three distinct groups.

Bronze Age Siberians

Phylogeography of Y-chromosome haplogroup Q1a1a-M120, a paternal lineage connecting populations in Siberia and East Asia

We generated 26 new Y chromosome sequences of Q-M120 males and co-analysed 45 Y chromosome sequences of this haplogroup. We reconstructed a highly revised phylogenetic tree of haplogroup Q-M120 with age estimates.

Y-DNA Nigeria

A Rare Deep-Rooting D0 African Y-Chromosomal Haplogroup and Its Implications for the Expansion of Modern Humans out of Africa

Here, we re-investigate a rare deep-rooting African Y-chromosomal lineage by sequencing the whole genomes of three Nigerian men described in 2003 as carrying haplogroup DE* Y-chromosomes, and analyzing them in the context of a calibrated worldwide Y-chromosomal phylogeny.

Juchi Khan

Molecular genealogy of Tusi Lu’s family reveals their paternal relationship with Jochi, Genghis Khan’s eldest son

In this study, we surveyed the molecular genealogy of Northwestern China’s Lu clan who claim to be the descendants of the sixth son of Genghis Khan, Toghan.

Chukotka Y-DNA

Palaeo-Eskimo genetic ancestry and the peopling of Chukotka and North America

Here we present genomic data for 48 ancient individuals from Chukotka, East Siberia, the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and the Canadian Arctic.