Monthly Archives: May 2013

HarappaWorld HRP0289-HRP0297

I have added the HarappaWorld Admixture results for HRP0289-HRP0297 to the individual spreadsheet.

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.

I also updated the results for HRP0274 using FTDNA Family Finder data instead of the Genographic 2.0 data that was originally submitted. As the Geno2 data has only 14,000 SNPs in common with my HarappaWorld calculator, it's interesting to see HRP0274's admxiture results change:

Component Geno2 FTDNA
South Indian 48.68% 46.00%
Baloch 34.22% 32.99%
Caucasian 4.33% 5.02%
Northeast Euro 3.89% 3.57%
Southeast Asian 2.75% 1.06%
Siberian 1.25% 1.87%
Northeast Asian 1.16% 1.69%
Papuan 1.14% 1.85%
American 0.87% 1.23%
Beringian 0.01% 1.23%
Mediterranean 0.00% 0.39%
Southwest Asian 1.69% 3.10%
San 0.00% 0.00%
East African 0.00% 0.00%
Pygmy 0.00% 0.00%
West African 0.00% 0.00%

The only differences greater than 1% are South Indian (2.68%), Southeast Asian (1.69%), Southwest Asian (1.41%), Baloch (1.23%), and Beringian (1.22%). It's remarkable that only 14,000 SNPs could provide us a decent result.

We have two new Gujarati participants. HRP0292, a Gujarati Jain, seems to be more similar to somewhat southern populations. HRP0294, a Gujarati Sunni Vohra, has results somewhat similar to HRP0265 (Gujarati Patel Muslim) and more north-oriented. Therefore, I have separated a new ethnic category of Gujarati Muslims in my ethnic spreadsheet. I'll have averages when I compute them next time.

We have two Indian adoptee participants as well. HRP0297 has results which match well with the Bengalis (other than the Brahmins) in this project. HRP0290's results are somewhat harder to figure out. The closest groups, not too close, are probably Tharu from Uttarakhand and Satnami from Chhattisgarh (Reich et al dataset). A ChromoPainter analysis would be more useful here.