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Genomic view on the peopling of India

Overview of attention for article published in Investigative Genetics, January 2012
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Genomic view on the peopling of India
Published in
Investigative Genetics, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/2041-2223-3-20
Pubmed ID

Rakesh Tamang, Kumarasamy Thangaraj


India is known for its vast human diversity, consisting of more than four and a half thousand anthropologically well-defined populations. Each population differs in terms of language, culture, physical features and, most importantly, genetic architecture. The size of populations varies from a few hundred to millions. Based on the social structure, Indians are classified into various caste, tribe and religious groups. These social classifications are very rigid and have remained undisturbed by emerging urbanisation and cultural changes. The variable social customs, strict endogamy marriage practices, long-term isolation and evolutionary forces have added immensely to the diversification of the Indian populations. These factors have also led to these populations acquiring a set of Indian-specific genetic variations responsible for various diseases in India. Interestingly, most of these variations are absent outside the Indian subcontinent. Thus, this review is focused on the peopling of India, the caste system, marriage practice and the resulting health and forensic implications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 6%
India 1 2%
France 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Unknown 44 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 29%
Student > Master 9 18%
Researcher 9 18%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 3 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 6 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 31%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 18%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 8%
Computer Science 4 8%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 8 16%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 June 2020.
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