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Eur J Hum Genet. 2010 Nov;18(11):1269-70. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2010.92. Epub 2010 Jun 23.

Genes predict village of origin in rural Europe.

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  • 1Neuropsychiatric Genetics Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Abstract

The genetic structure of human populations is important in population genetics, forensics and medicine. Using genome-wide scans and individuals with all four grandparents born in the same settlement, we here demonstrate remarkable geographical structure across 8-30  km in three different parts of rural Europe. After excluding close kin and inbreeding, village of origin could still be predicted correctly on the basis of genetic data for 89-100% of individuals.

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