Table 1

HGDP Diversity Panel: Classes of Secondary Research Use

Class

Type

Kind

Number

Examples


Analysis

Population Genetic

Characterize Population Variation

48

candidate genes (alcoholism, Parkinson's disease)

geography (global or regional)

types of genetic markers (STRs, CNVs)


Infer Human Evolutionary History and/or Ancestry

36

correlation with environment or language

identification of ancestry informative markers

patterns of linkage disequilibrium


Infer Effects of Natural Selection

29

genome-wide investigation

behavioral characteristics (schizophrenia, depression)

physical characteristics (skin color, brain size)


Medical Genetic

Control Samples for Disease Gene Studies

17

cleft lip and palate

heroin addiction

vertebral malformations


Methods

Algorithm Development

14

genetic ancestry estimation

population structure detection


Molecular Assay

4

multiplex assay development


Fullerton and Lee BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-12-16

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