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The genetic structure of human populations is important in population genetics, forensics and medicine. Using genome-wide scans and individuals with all four grandparents born in the same settlement, we here demonstrate remarkable geographical structure across 8-30  km in three different parts of rural Europe. After excluding close kin and inbreeding, village of origin could still be predicted correctly on the basis of genetic data for 89-100% of individuals.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/ejhg.2010.92

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur J Hum Genet

Publication Date

11/2010

Volume

18

Pages

1269 - 1270

Keywords

Europe, Family Health, Genetics, Population, Genome, Human, Humans, Models, Genetic, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Principal Component Analysis, Rural Population