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Afghan Dataset

A paper, Afghan Hindu Kush: Where Eurasian Sub-Continent Gene Flows Converge by Julie Di Cristofaro, Erwan Pennarun, Stéphane Mazières, Natalie M. Myres, Alice A. Lin, Shah Aga Temori, Mait Metspalu, Ene Metspalu, Michael Witzel, Roy J. King, Peter A. Underhill, Richard Villems, Jacques Chiaroni was published at PLoS One about the genetics of the people of Afghanistan.

Thanks to Mait Metspalu, the data is available online. It consists of:

  • 5 Hazara
  • 5 Pashtun
  • 5 Tajik
  • 4 Turkmen
  • 5 Uzbek

Here are the HarappaWorld Admixture results for the samples in this dataset.

You can check the spreadsheet too.

Tadjik1_44Af and Pashtun2_6Af seem to be outliers and there's a possibility they are mislabeled. I would like to look into these two samples further before I calculate group averages.

You can compare these Pashtun results to HGDP Pathan and HAP Pashtun results.

Pathan/Pashtun Admixture Results

Someone asked for the individual HarappaWorld Admixture results for the Pathans and Pashtuns from HGDP (23) and Harappa Ancestry Project (3). So here they are.

You can check the spreadsheet too.

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.)