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Research Article

The Genetic Structure of Pacific Islanders

  • Jonathan S Friedlaender mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jfriedla@temple.edu

    Affiliation: Anthropology Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Françoise R Friedlaender,

    Affiliation: Independent Researcher, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Floyd A Reed,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kenneth K Kidd,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Judith R Kidd,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Geoffrey K Chambers,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Rodney A Lea,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Jun-Hun Loo,

    Affiliation: Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • George Koki,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Research, Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

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  • Jason A Hodgson,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Center for the Study of Human Origins and the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, Department of Anthropology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • D. Andrew Merriwether,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, United States of America

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  • James L Weber

    Affiliation: Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: January 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0040019

About the Authors

Jonathan S Friedlaender
Anthropology Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Françoise R Friedlaender
Independent Researcher, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Floyd A Reed
Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Kenneth K Kidd, Judith R Kidd
Department of Genetics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Geoffrey K Chambers, Rodney A Lea
School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Jun-Hun Loo
Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
George Koki
Institute for Medical Research, Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Jason A Hodgson, D. Andrew Merriwether
Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, United States of America
James L Weber
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jfriedla@temple.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JSF and DAM designed the study. JSF, GK, JRK, KKK, GKC, RAL, J-HL, and DAM collected or contributed samples, which were prepared for genotyping by JAH. JLW supervised genotyping at the Marshfield Clinic. The data analysis was performed by FRF, with advice and assistance from FAR, JSF, JRK, and KKK. JSF and FRF wrote the text.