↓ Skip to main content

Genome-wide patterns of selection in 230 ancient Eurasians

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, November 2015
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
42 news outlets
blogs
26 blogs
twitter
493 tweeters
facebook
10 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

dimensions_citation
391 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
660 Mendeley
citeulike
6 CiteULike
Title
Genome-wide patterns of selection in 230 ancient Eurasians
Published in
Nature, November 2015
DOI 10.1038/nature16152
Pubmed ID
Authors

Iain Mathieson, Iosif Lazaridis, Nadin Rohland, Swapan Mallick, Nick Patterson, Songül Alpaslan Roodenberg, Eadaoin Harney, Kristin Stewardson, Daniel Fernandes, Mario Novak, Kendra Sirak, Cristina Gamba, Eppie R. Jones, Bastien Llamas, Stanislav Dryomov, Joseph Pickrell, Juan Luís Arsuaga, José María Bermúdez de Castro, Eudald Carbonell, Fokke Gerritsen, Aleksandr Khokhlov, Pavel Kuznetsov, Marina Lozano, Harald Meller, Oleg Mochalov, Vyacheslav Moiseyev, Manuel A. Rojo Guerra, Jacob Roodenberg, Josep Maria Vergès, Johannes Krause, Alan Cooper, Kurt W. Alt, Dorcas Brown, David Anthony, Carles Lalueza-Fox, Wolfgang Haak, Ron Pinhasi, David Reich

Abstract

Ancient DNA makes it possible to observe natural selection directly by analysing samples from populations before, during and after adaptation events. Here we report a genome-wide scan for selection using ancient DNA, capitalizing on the largest ancient DNA data set yet assembled: 230 West Eurasians who lived between 6500 and 300 bc, including 163 with newly reported data. The new samples include, to our knowledge, the first genome-wide ancient DNA from Anatolian Neolithic farmers, whose genetic material we obtained by extracting from petrous bones, and who we show were members of the population that was the source of Europe's first farmers. We also report a transect of the steppe region in Samara between 5600 and 300 bc, which allows us to identify admixture into the steppe from at least two external sources. We detect selection at loci associated with diet, pigmentation and immunity, and two independent episodes of selection on height.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 493 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 660 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 2%
Spain 5 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Other 10 2%
Unknown 618 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 179 27%
Researcher 132 20%
Student > Bachelor 81 12%
Student > Master 67 10%
Unspecified 46 7%
Other 155 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 264 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 162 25%
Unspecified 76 12%
Arts and Humanities 33 5%
Social Sciences 31 5%
Other 94 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 817. 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 20 May 2019.
All research outputs
#5,824
of 13,243,795 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#937
of 68,979 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#158
of 354,083 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#35
of 936 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,243,795 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 68,979 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 75.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 354,083 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 936 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.