Ancestry Informative Markers
African American vs European Ancestry We selected a grid of 3,388 markers (distributed approximately one per megabase, across the autosomes and the X chromosome) that showed strong differentiation between African- and European-ancestry samples sequenced by the 1000 Genomes Project. Markers previously genotyped on the Illumina Omni 2.5M array were favored and markers with A/T or G/C alleles were avoided.
Native American vs European Ancestry A grid of 1,000 markers selected to be informative for Native American vs. European ancestry. These AIMs were selected to be in low linkage disequilibrium of one another (defined as R2 <= 0.1 in Native American populations, to be conservative) and widely separated (by requiring that they should be at least 250 kbases from other European vs Native American ancestry AIMs). SNPs with significant within continent heterogeneity were excluded.
These markers were previously genotyped in three samples of European ancestry (consisting of CEU and TSI samples and a population of Spaniards) and six samples of Native Americans ( Mayan, Nahuan, Zapoteca, Tepehuano, Quechuan and Aymaran).
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