More Genetic Structure, 5/30/16

Human data are needed.


Note that in this paper, comparing genetic distance from “single locus diplophase” to “multilocus diplophase” (the measurement of relevance to the human condition) resulted in an approximate doubling of the genetic distance, due mostly to non-homologous gene associations (alleles on different, non-homologous, chromosomes). That was only with a very small number of microsatellites. One can imagine what would happen with analysis of many thousands of human SNPs.


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