Patterns of genetic variation and admixture in Latin America

Published on March 18, 2015   40 min

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Hi. Welcome to the Henry Stewart talks on population genetics. Today, we're going to talk about patterns of genetic variation and admixture in Latin America. My name is Andres Moreno-Estrada. And I'm a research associate in the Bustamante Lab at Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics.
In the first slide, you will see an outline of the subject that we'll be covering today. After an introduction, I will talk about patterns of genetic diversity in Mexico, and then the Caribbean region, and finally a little bit about South American population structure.
To start, I would like to refer to this milestone that everybody is familiar with. The sequencing of the human genome took place almost 50 years ago now, and after that, a huge amount of research has been going on in genomics in general. And in our case, as in many other fields within genomics, I think this has been one of the greatest motivations to start studying the diversity of the human genome. So this is, of course, the reference genome. But after that, many, many other genomes have been sequenced, human and non-human, for example.

Patterns of genetic variation and admixture in Latin America

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