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    Genetic analysis of Early Medieval Germanic tribes

    I long wanted to compare the genomes of various Germanic tribes to see how similar they were with each others and how much they resembled modern Europeans. I have started doing it here with an analysis of Lombard, Anglo-Saxon, Suebi/Alemanni and Ostrogothic genomes. In short, Lombards and...
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    Genetic analysis of Ancient Gaul

    I have created a page dedicated the the genetics of ancient Gauls. I calculated the Dodecad K12b average percentages for 16 Gaulish samples and ran them against modern populations in Vahaduo to obtain the closest matches.
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    Get your results from all ethnicity composition calculators with Admixture Studio

    There are plenty of calculators of ancient and modern ancestry on the Web: Dodecad, Eurogenes, MDLP, GedrosiaDNA, Harappa, LM Genetics, Mephisto, Tolan, etc. An easy way to obtain run all these calculators for your genomes is to download Admixture Studio. Unzip the file, run...
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    K12b New map of Southwest Asian admixture (Dodecad K12b)

    I have made a new map of the Southwest Asian admixture from Dodecad K12b. I had made the same map based on the K12 calculator many years ago, but the some people tend to confuse the two as they have the same name. Both are similar in the Middle East and North Africa, but vary quite a lot in...
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    K12b New map of Northeast European admixture (Dodecad K12b North_European)

    I had not made maps of Dodecad admixture for several years. As K12b is so popular at the moment I thought I'd finally get round to making a map of the North European admixture (which I renamed Northeast European). You will find the analysis and percentages of this admixture in ancient samples here.
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    MyHeritageDNA Greek dna i need help!!!

    hello there i recently took a dna test im half greek and half Lebanese these are my following results: Greek and South Italian 64.7% Iberian 5.7% Italian 1.8% Ashkenazi Jewish 2.8% Middle East 23.7% west asia: 1.3% so i decided to check with gedmatch with oracle one and it says that im...
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    Wyatt Earp belonged to haplogroup R1b

    I researched Wyatt Earp's ancestry on Geni and found that he descends from Joshua Earp (1706-1771). The Earp DNA Project has a lineage descending from Josiah Jackson Earp (1761-1844) and his son Allen Milford Earp (1796-1862). It turns out that Josiah is also Joshua's grandson, so it is the same...
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    Woodrow Wilson probably belonged to R1b-P312>Z30597

    Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, belonged to haplogroup R1b-P312 > Z30597 (a rare clade) based on the testing of a descendant of his grandfather, Judge James Wilson (1787-1850) at the Wilson DNA Project (Genetic Family ZZN). Wilson served as the president of Princeton...
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    Y-DNA haplogroups of prominent leaders of the American Civil War

    The haplogroups of Lincoln and Grant have been known for several years. I found Robert E. Lee's lineage last year. In the last few days I endeavoured to trace back the Y-DNA of more famous generals of the US Civil War and summarised my findings here. I searched many others but was only...
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    Population genomics of the Viking world (Margaryan et al 2020)

    A new paper just came out: Population genomics of the Viking world (Margaryan et al 2020) Abstract The maritime expansion of Scandinavian populations during the Viking Age (about AD 750–1050) was a far-flung transformation in world history. Here we sequenced the genomes of 442 humans from...
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    Neanderthal allele associated with lower threshold to pain

    Science Daily: Neanderthals may have had a lower threshold for pain "Pain is mediated through specialized nerve cells that are activated when potentially harmful things affect various parts of our bodies. These nerve cells have a special ion channel that has a key role in starting the...
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    Eastern Polynesia colonised by Austronesians and Native Americans

    A new paper confirms that Native pre-Columbian Americans from Colombia migrated to Eastern Polynesia 800 years ago and intermingled with the expanding Polynesian population of Austronesian origin. Native American gene flow into Polynesia predating Easter Island settlement, Ioannidis et al...
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    mtDNA up/downregulates autosomal genes related to cancer, methylation and immunity

    Role of STING complex in differential retrograde signaling in cybrids with K versus H haplogroup mtDNA Abstract Mitochondrial (mt) DNA haplogroups, defined by specific single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) patterns, represent populations of diverse geographic origins and may play a role in...
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    Incest in dynastic elite in Megalithic Newgrange

    Nature: Incest uncovered at the elite prehistoric Newgrange monument in Ireland "The huge, elaborate, 5,000-year-old tomb at Newgrange, Ireland, is thought to have been built for a powerful elite. DNA of a man buried there reveals a case of incest. Was this a strategy to maintain a dynastic...
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    New map of the Bell Beaker phenomenon

    I finally got around to create a map about the Bell Beaker phenomenon. It was a complex task as there are already many maps out there, but few agree on the distribution of the Beaker and the main hubs of this vast commercial network. Some maps show arrows of the probable diffusion of the beakers...
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    MyTrueAncestry MyTrueAncestry - closest modern countries to ancient ethnicities

    This thread is dedicated to comparing the the closest results of people from various European countries and regions to specific ancient archaeological cultures (e.g. Corded Ware, Unetice, Nordic Bronze Age, Villanovan, Hallstatt) or specific unmixed ethnic groups (Romans, Gauls, Franks, Saxons...
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    Thomas Edison probably belonged to haplogroup R1b-L151>S1194>S1200

    The great American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) appears to have belonged to R1b-L151>S1194>S1200>S14328>SZ5489>Y28597>S10242 according to the Edison Y-DNA project (lineage 1). He is descended from John Edison and Sarah Ogden from the Netherlands. This branch of R1b is found in...
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    The Lee family of Virginia and Maryland belongs to haplogroup I1

    The Lee family descended from Richard Lee I (1617–1664), who emigrated from Shropshire, England to Virginia, played an important role in American history. Based on the results from the Lee Surname DNA Research Project, descendants of Richard Lee I and his wife Anne Constable (Subgroup 21)...
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    The Randolph family of Virginia belongs to R1b-P312>Z39300

    The influential Randolph family of Virginia belongs to R1b-P312>Z39300 (aka PH2278) based on the results from the Randolph/Randall/Randle/Randol Surname Group (Albemarle County group). The family contributed numerous politicians, statesmen and military officers in the course of U.S. history...
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    Benjamin Franklin probably belonged to haplogroup R1b-U106

    Benjamin Franklin, a polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, whose head has featured on the $100 bills since 1914, is a probable member of haplogroup R1b-U106>Z18>DF95 according to the results from the Franklin Family Y-DNA Project. His family hailed from the small...