Yesterday, my father emailed me a link to the Iranian Genome Project that caught my eye. Ironically, Razib over at Gene Expression also highlighted this project in a recent post. Much like the intentions Harappa & Dodecad ancestry projects, of which I’ve participated in by submitting my 23andme data, the Iranian Genome Project aims to enlighten Iranian heritage and health. [...]
A few days ago I noticed that the Dodecad Ancestry Project had nearly nearly 10,000 individuals! ~500 are participants in the project (like myself, I’m DOD075). But most of the individuals were derived from public or shared data sets. You can see them in the Google spreadsheet with all the results. It’s quite an accomplishment, [...]
The Dodecad Ancestry Project has recently reached its half-year milestone, and to celebrate, I present a small analysis of the Dodecad populations with at least 10 participants. With 17 such populations, and 254 individuals, we have no reached a point where the Dodecad dataset is equivalent to many published datasets in the literature. Show More Summary
Here are the first two dimensions of a multidimensional scaling plot of the following samples: Dodecad Ancestry Project: 6 Poles, 12 Russians (Russian_D), 11 Germans, 19 Scandinavians, 6 Mixed Slavs (various West and East Slav combinations), 17 Britons, 17 Irish HGDP: 25 Russians from Vologda Behar et al. Show More Summary
Inspired by the Dodecad Ancestry Project by Dienekes Pontikos and Eurogenes Ancestry Project by David Wesolowski, Zack Ajmal (with the help of Razib Khan) has started the Harappa Ancestry Project. Zack explains the motivation behind this project, “It is a project to analyze (autosomal) genetic data … Continue reading ?
Nature this week carries a story by Ewen Callaway titled, "The rise of the genome bloggers". The main subject is Dienekes Pontikos, whose "Dodecad Ancestry Project" seeks to illuminate population structure in undersampled populations...Show More Summary
For background on this type of analysis, please read: Clusters galore: extremely fine-scale ancestry inference Galore analysis improved, plus K=56 results of Clusters Galore analysis for Dodecad Project members (up to DOD236) I've taken the Stanford HGDP dataset and extracted the markers common to it and to HapMap-3, Behar et al. Show More Summary