Unravelling the hidden ancestry of American admixed populations
26 March 2015
Scientists have traced the history of European and African migration to the Americas by running genetic information from 4,000 individuals from more than 64 different populations around the world through a high-resolution analysis. The scientists used a technique called haplotype-based analysis to compare the pattern of genes in these 'recipient populations' to 'donor populations' in areas where migrants to America came from. Professor Simon Myers,University Lecturer in Bioinformatics,at the WTCHG was a co-author on the study published in Nature Communications.