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Research Article

The Genographic Project Public Participation Mitochondrial DNA Database

  • Doron M Behar,

    Affiliations: Genomics Research Center, Family Tree DNA, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

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  • Saharon Rosset,

    Affiliation: Data Analytics Research Group, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, United States of America

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  • Jason Blue-Smith,

    Affiliation: The Genographic Project, National Geographic Society, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Oleg Balanovsky,

    Affiliation: Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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  • Shay Tzur,

    Affiliation: Genomics Research Center, Family Tree DNA, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • David Comas,

    Affiliation: Unitat de Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • R. John Mitchell,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia

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  • Lluis Quintana-Murci,

    Affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS, URA3012, Paris, France

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  • Chris Tyler-Smith,

    Affiliation: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • R. Spencer Wells mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: genopubs@ngs.org

    Affiliation: The Genographic Project, National Geographic Society, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • The Genographic Consortium
  • Published: June 29, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0030104

About the Authors

Doron M Behar, Shay Tzur
Genomics Research Center, Family Tree DNA, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Doron M Behar
Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
Saharon Rosset
Data Analytics Research Group, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, United States of America
Jason Blue-Smith, R. Spencer Wells
The Genographic Project, National Geographic Society, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Oleg Balanovsky
Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia
David Comas
Unitat de Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
R. John Mitchell
Department of Genetics, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
Lluis Quintana-Murci
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Lluis Quintana-Murci
CNRS, URA3012, Paris, France
Chris Tyler-Smith
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: genopubs@ngs.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RSW conceived and designed the Genographic Project. DMB performed the experiments and wrote the paper. SR designed and applied the modeling methodology and statistical analysis. All of the authors and the other members of the Genographic Consortium contributed to the analysis of the data, the writing of the manuscript, and approved the final version.