Modern DNA reveals ancient male population explosions linked to migration and technology

2016-04-26 00:00:00 +0100

An analysis of the chrY data from the 1000 Genomes Project phase 3 release has revealed punctuated bursts in human male demography. This study identified more than 65,000 variant positions from 1244 men, from 26 different populations. It was published in Nature Genetics this week.

Poznik GD et al. Punctuated bursts in human male demography inferred from 1,244 worldwide Y-chromosome sequences is published in Nature Genetics 25 April 2016 DOI: 10.1038/ng.3559

The chrY variant calls and supporting information can be found in our Phase 3 release directory