Harappa Ancestry Project, before the first wave

By Razib Khan | January 28, 2011 12:36 pm

Zack has been posting his data sources, as well as how he filtered and formatted them, all this week. I assume that the first wave of results will be online soon. As of yesterday, this is what he had (I know he got some more today):

- Punjab 7
- Bengal 1
- Bihar 1
- Tamil 5
- Karnataka 1
- Anglo-Indian 1
- Roma 1
- Iran 3

Whole swaths of north-central India are missing. I am hopeful that more people will join in after the first wave of results are put out there. But, from what I have discussed with Zack it looks plausible that the very first wave will have a richer set of results because of the necessity of preliminary steps. So there’s some benefit in getting early. It’s really ridiculous to have literally 1 sample representing the 300 million people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. That’s 25% of South Asians represented by one person. I’ve gotten a commitment from one friend who was born U.P. to give his data up once it comes in, but there have to be others out there. (the Bengali N should go up to 2 when I swap my parents in for me)

The public data sources have Gujaratis, Tamils, Pakistanis (Punjabis, Pathans, Sindhis), and some South Indian groups (Tamil and Telugu). This leaves a blank spot on the North Indian plain.

Here’s the brief for the project again.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Genetics, Genomics, Personal Genomics
  • Sid

    I’m skeptical Christmas receptions will be out next week; a bunch of people got theirs last week who had been waiting since as long as dec. 8th or so, so I’m guessing they’ll “wave” out the next set of results in a mass set as well.

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp Razib Khan

    good point. thought there were no doubt some “fixed inputs” in the initial wave (QAing the v3 chip, etc.).

  • Sid

    Gladly proven wrong, lab processing complete and awaiting quality control!

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp Razib Khan

    awsome! 2 of my 3 samples that were entered on the 25th are in processing. those are the 2 which probably arrived earlier too.

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