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Ancestry-informative markers are sets of polymorphisms for a particular DNA sequence that appear in substantially different frequencies between populations from different geographical regions of the world. Ancestry-informative markers can be used to estimate the geographical origins of the ancestors of an individual typically by continent of origin (Africa, Asia, or Europe).
- Huckins LM, Boraska V, Franklin CS et al (2014). Using ancestry-informative markers to identify fine structure across 15 populations of European origin. European Journal of Human Genetics 22: 1190–1200.
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