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Ancient DNA Reveals Prehistoric Gene-Flow from Siberia in the Complex Human Population History of North East Europe

  • Clio Der Sarkissian mail,

    clio.dersarkissian@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Oleg Balanovsky,

    Affiliations: Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Vavilov Institute for General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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  • Guido Brandt,

    Affiliation: Institute of Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

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  • Valery Khartanovich,

    Affiliation: Kunstkamera Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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  • Alexandra Buzhilova,

    Affiliation: Institute for Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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  • Sergey Koshel,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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  • Valery Zaporozhchenko,

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

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  • Detlef Gronenborn,

    Affiliation: Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany

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  • Vyacheslav Moiseyev,

    Affiliation: Kunstkamera Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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  • Eugen Kolpakov,

    Affiliation: Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia

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  • Vladimir Shumkin,

    Affiliation: Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia

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  • Kurt W. Alt,

    Affiliation: Institute of Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

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  • Elena Balanovska,

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

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  • Alan Cooper,

    Affiliation: Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Wolfgang Haak,

    Affiliation: Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • the Genographic Consortium

    Membership of the Genographic Consortium is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: February 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003296

About the Authors

Clio Der Sarkissian, Alan Cooper, Wolfgang Haak
Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Oleg Balanovsky, Valery Zaporozhchenko, Elena Balanovska
Research Centre for Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Oleg Balanovsky
Vavilov Institute for General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Guido Brandt, Kurt W. Alt
Institute of Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Valery Khartanovich, Vyacheslav Moiseyev
Kunstkamera Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Alexandra Buzhilova
Institute for Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Sergey Koshel
Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Detlef Gronenborn
Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany
Eugen Kolpakov, Vladimir Shumkin
Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia

Corresponding Author

Email: clio.dersarkissian@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors declare that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CDS WH OB AC. Performed the experiments: CDS WH GB. Analyzed the data: CDS WH OB VZ SK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CDS WH OB VK AB SK VZ DG VM EK VS KWA EB AC. Wrote the paper: CDS DG WH AC.