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The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) recently held the largest human genetics conference and exposition in the world. The 5-day event brought together some of the world’s top geneticists and over 6,000 attendees, which included a big lineup of top AncestryDNA scientists who shared some of their latest research and finding in the field of human genetics.

Here’s a brief list of some of the topics:

  • Pushing the boundaries: Using Haplotypes to infer ancestral origins for recently admixed individuals
  • Using Y-chromosomes Haplotypes to improve inferred ancestral origins in European populations
  • Genetic evidence of multiple non-Asian migrations into the new world

I found the third topic Genetic evidence of multiple non-Asian migrations into the new world very interesting. It’s an analysis of the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) Y-chromosome and mtDNA databases resulted in evidence for multiple migrations from the Iberian Peninsula into the New World (Mexico, Central and South America); specifically, two groups were identified—Basque males who share ancestry within the last 2000 years and a Jewish group in Mexico, which fled persecution during the Inquisition.

There a lot more so please click on The City by the Bay Welcomes the World’s Top Geneticists to read about it.

Click on The American Society of Human Genetics to learn more about the organization.

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