What The Study Found
The largest genomic study of population groups in Asia, generating and analysing whole-genome sequences of 1,739 individuals from 219 groups.
- Tribal populations had more Denisovan admixture than non-tribals.
- Non-Indo-European speakers had more Denisovan admixture than Indo-European speakers.
- Upper caste groups had lesser Denisovan admixture than non-upper caste groups.
- Indo-European speaking populations of Pakistan had the lowest level of Denisovan admixture.
On December 5, 2019, scientists from the GenomeAsia 100K project published an article (‘The GenomeAsia 100K Project enables genetic discoveries across Asia’) in the prestigious science journal Nature. It is the largest genomic study of Asian populations, covering 1,739 individuals from 219 different population groups and 64 countries. India has the maximum...