Ancestry inference in the era of population genomics

John Novembre
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The fundamental nature in which DNA is inherited implies that using patterns of genetic similarity and difference one might be able to infer the ancestral origins of genetic material. With the scale of modern population genomic data, this simple idea can be developed and exploited in a myriad of powerful ways to derive biological insights. This talk will highlight several recent projects that develop ancestry inference methods based on principal components analysis, admixture models, and spatial genetic models.

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