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The Genetic Diversity of the Americas

Adhikari, K; Camilo Chacon-Duque, J; Mendoza-Revilla, J; Fuentes-Guajardo, M; Ruiz-Linares, A; (2017) The Genetic Diversity of the Americas. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics , 18 pp. 277-296. 10.1146/annurev-genom-083115-022331. Green open access

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Abstract

The history of the Americas involved the encounter of millions of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans. A variable admixture of these three continental groups has taken place throughout the continent, influenced by demography and a range of social factors. This variable admixture has had a major influence on the genetic makeup of populations across the continent. Here, we summarize the demographic history of the region, highlight some social factors that affected historical admixture, and review major patterns of ancestry across the Western Hemisphere based on genetic data.

Type: Article
Title: The Genetic Diversity of the Americas
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-genom-083115-022331
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-genom-083115-02233...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: admixture, African slavery, European colonialism, genetic variation, demographic history, Native Americans
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Cell and Developmental Biology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10023451
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