Identifying and Interpreting Apparent Neanderthal Ancestry in African Individuals

Lu Chen, Aaron B. Wolf, Wenqing Fu, Liming Li, Joshua M. Akey

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Abstract

Detecting archaic introgression in modern humans without using an unadmixed reference panel reveals higher Neanderthal ancestry in African individuals than previously seen and suggests that back-to-Africa migrations contributed to this signal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-687.e16
JournalCell
Volume180
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

Keywords

  • Africa
  • IBD
  • Neanderthal
  • archaic admixture
  • back-migration
  • evolution
  • pre-OOA

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