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The genetic legacy of Zoroastrianism in Iran and India: insights into population structure, gene flow, and selection

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Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest extant religions in the world, originating in Persia (present-day Iran) during the second millennium BCE. Historical records indicate that migrants from Persia brought Zoroastrianism to India, but there is debate over the timing of these migrations. Here we present genome-wide autosomal, Y chromosome, and mitochondrial DNA data from Iranian and Indian Zoroastrians and neighboring modern-day Indian and Iranian populations and conduct a comprehensive genome-w...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.ajhg.2017.07.013

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ORCID:
0000-0002-2452-981X
van Dorp, L More by this author
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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CR BDI-NDM
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Thomas, MG
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
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American Journal of Human Genetics Journal website
Volume:
101
Issue:
3
Pages:
353-368
Publication date:
2017-08-24
Acceptance date:
2017-07-24
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EISSN:
1537-6605
ISSN:
0002-9297
Pubs id:
pubs:827865
URN:
uri:663f649b-61e5-4769-bdc6-7ee99a4da020
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uuid:663f649b-61e5-4769-bdc6-7ee99a4da020
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pubs:827865

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