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An ancestry informative marker set for determining continental origin: validation and extension using human genome diversity panels

Rami Nassir1, Roman Kosoy1, Chao Tian1, Phoebe A White2, Lesley M Butler3, Gabriel Silva4, Rick Kittles5, Marta E Alarcon-Riquelme6, Peter K Gregersen7, John W Belmont8, Francisco M De La Vega2 and Michael F Seldin1*

Author Affiliations

1 Rowe Program in Human Genetics, Departments of Biochemistry and Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA

2 Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA 94404, USA

3 Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA

4 Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro, Antigua, Guatemala

5 Section of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA

6 Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

7 The Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore LIJ Health System, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA

8 Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA

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BMC Genetics 2009, 10:39  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-10-39

Published: 24 July 2009

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SNP Ancestry Informative Markers. List of SNPs including sequence context and chromosomal locations.

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Additional file 2:

Correlation of Fst values between 93 SNP AIM set and 3500 random SNPs. Figure showing the correlation between interpopulation Fst values calculated using the 93 SNP AIM set compared with the result using random 3500 SNPs (mean from three independent sets).

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