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Geographic population structure analysis of worldwide human populations infers their biogeographical origins

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, April 2014
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Title
Geographic population structure analysis of worldwide human populations infers their biogeographical origins
Published in
Nature Communications, April 2014
DOI 10.1038/ncomms4513
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Authors

Eran Elhaik, Tatiana Tatarinova, Dmitri Chebotarev, Ignazio S. Piras, Carla Maria Calò, Antonella De Montis, Manuela Atzori, Monica Marini, Sergio Tofanelli, Paolo Francalacci, Luca Pagani, Chris Tyler-Smith, Yali Xue, Francesco Cucca, Theodore G. Schurr, Jill B. Gaieski, Carlalynne Melendez, Miguel G. Vilar, Amanda C. Owings, Rocío Gómez, Ricardo Fujita, Fabrício R. Santos, David Comas, Oleg Balanovsky, Elena Balanovska, Pierre Zalloua, Himla Soodyall, Ramasamy Pitchappan, ArunKumar GaneshPrasad, Michael Hammer, Lisa Matisoo-Smith, R. Spencer Wells

Abstract

The search for a method that utilizes biological information to predict humans' place of origin has occupied scientists for millennia. Over the past four decades, scientists have employed genetic data in an effort to achieve this goal but with limited success. While biogeographical algorithms using next-generation sequencing data have achieved an accuracy of 700 km in Europe, they were inaccurate elsewhere. Here we describe the Geographic Population Structure (GPS) algorithm and demonstrate its accuracy with three data sets using 40,000-130,000 SNPs. GPS placed 83% of worldwide individuals in their country of origin. Applied to over 200 Sardinians villagers, GPS placed a quarter of them in their villages and most of the rest within 50 km of their villages. GPS's accuracy and power to infer the biogeography of worldwide individuals down to their country or, in some cases, village, of origin, underscores the promise of admixture-based methods for biogeography and has ramifications for genetic ancestry testing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 3%
United Kingdom 4 1%
Germany 3 <1%
Philippines 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
China 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 297 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 86 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 71 22%
Student > Master 37 11%
Student > Bachelor 29 9%
Other 21 6%
Other 62 19%
Unknown 21 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 153 47%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 61 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 5%
Computer Science 12 4%
Social Sciences 10 3%
Other 44 13%
Unknown 32 10%

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