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The History of African Gene Flow into Southern Europeans, Levantines, and Jews

  • Priya Moorjani mail,

    moorjani@genetics.med.harvard.edu (PM); reich@genetics.med.harvard.edu (DR)

    Affiliations: Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Nick Patterson,

    Affiliation: Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Joel N. Hirschhorn,

    Affiliations: Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Alon Keinan,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Li Hao,

    Affiliation: Human Genetics Program, Department of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Gil Atzmon,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Edward Burns,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Harry Ostrer,

    Affiliation: Human Genetics Program, Department of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Alkes L. Price,

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David Reich mail

    moorjani@genetics.med.harvard.edu (PM); reich@genetics.med.harvard.edu (DR)

    Affiliations: Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: April 21, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001373

About the Authors

Priya Moorjani, Joel N. Hirschhorn, David Reich
Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Priya Moorjani, Nick Patterson, Joel N. Hirschhorn, David Reich
Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Joel N. Hirschhorn
Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Alon Keinan
Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Li Hao, Harry Ostrer
Human Genetics Program, Department of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America
Gil Atzmon, Edward Burns
Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Alkes L. Price, David Reich
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PM NP JNH DR. Performed the experiments: PM NP DR. Analyzed the data: PM NP JNH ALP DR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PM NP AK LH GA EB HO ALP DR. Wrote the paper: PM NP DR.