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Reconstructing Druze population history

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, November 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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4 news outlets
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64 tweeters
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Title
Reconstructing Druze population history
Published in
Scientific Reports, November 2016
DOI 10.1038/srep35837
Pubmed ID
Authors

Scarlett Marshall, Ranajit Das, Mehdi Pirooznia, Eran Elhaik, Marshall, Scarlett, Das, Ranajit, Pirooznia, Mehdi, Elhaik, Eran

Abstract

The Druze are an aggregate of communities in the Levant and Near East living almost exclusively in the mountains of Syria, Lebanon and Israel whose ~1000 year old religion formally opposes mixed marriages and conversions. Despite increasing interest in genetics of the population structure of the Druze, their population history remains unknown. We investigated the genetic relationships between Israeli Druze and both modern and ancient populations. We evaluated our findings in light of three hypotheses purporting to explain Druze history that posit Arabian, Persian or mixed Near Eastern-Levantine roots. The biogeographical analysis localised proto-Druze to the mountainous regions of southeastern Turkey, northern Iraq and southeast Syria and their descendants clustered along a trajectory between these two regions. The mixed Near Eastern-Middle Eastern localisation of the Druze, shown using both modern and ancient DNA data, is distinct from that of neighbouring Syrians, Palestinians and most of the Lebanese, who exhibit a high affinity to the Levant. Druze biogeographic affinity, migration patterns, time of emergence and genetic similarity to Near Eastern populations are highly suggestive of Armenian-Turkish ancestries for the proto-Druze.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 10%
Unknown 9 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Other 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 20%
Researcher 2 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 20%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 30%
Social Sciences 2 20%
Psychology 1 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 95. 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 10 September 2017.
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#94,836
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#1,236
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#5,905
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#109
of 2,787 outputs
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