Monthly Archives: March 2013

HarappaWorld HRP0273-HRP0283

I have added the HarappaWorld Admixture results for HRP0273-HRP0283 to the individual spreadsheet.

I got two participants from the Geno 2.0 Project. While I have calculated their HarappaWorld Admixture results, please note that Geno2 has only about 14,000 SNPs in common with HarappaWorld. Thus these results are very noisy.

Do note that the admixture components do not necessarily represent real ancestral populations. Also, the names I have chosen for the components should be thought of as mnemonics to ease discussion. I chose them based on which populations in my data these components peaked in. They do not tell anything directly about ancestral populations. The best way to look at these admixture results is by comparing individuals and populations. Finally, the standard error estimates on these results can be about 1%. Therefore, it is entirely possible that your 1% exotic admixture result is just noise.

We got our first Pashtun participants, one Afghan and one Pakistani. Both have very similar results and are not much different than the HGDP Pathan sample average in their South Indian component.

HRP0278, a Bengali (mostly), is more East Asian components than any other Bengali participants (including my friend Razib.)