Human genetic admixture.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Throughout human history, large-scale migrations have facilitated the formation of populations with ancestry from multiple previously separated populations. This process leads to subsequent shuffling of genetic ancestry through recombination, producing variation in ancestry between populations, among individuals in a population, and along the genome within an individual. Recent methodological and empirical developments have elucidated the genomic signatures of this admixture process, bringing previously understudied admixed populations to the forefront of population and medical genetics. Under this theme, we present a collection of recent PLOS Genetics publications that exemplify recent progress in human genetic admixture studies, and we discuss potential areas for future work.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Korunes, KL; Goldberg, A

Published Date

  • March 11, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 3

Start / End Page

  • e1009374 -

PubMed ID

  • 33705374

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7951803

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1553-7404

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1553-7390

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009374


  • eng