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Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2014 Dec;29:9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2014.06.010. Epub 2014 Aug 23.

Recent developments in the genetic history of East Asia and Oceania.

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1
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D04103 Leipzig, Germany.
2
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D04103 Leipzig, Germany. Electronic address: stoneking@eva.mpg.de.

Abstract

Recent developments in our understanding of the genetic history of Asia and Oceania have been driven by technological advances. Specifically, our understanding of the past has been augmented by: genome sequences from ancient hominins and ancient modern humans; more comprehensive studies of existing populations (e.g., complete mtDNA genome sequences and genome-wide data) and the development of new statistics and analytical methods to interpret the abundance of new data. We review some of the new discoveries since we entered the age of archaic and modern genomics and how they have changed our understanding of the settlement and subsequent population dynamics in Asia and the Pacific.

PMID:
25170982
DOI:
10.1016/j.gde.2014.06.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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