Thursday, December 26, 2013

Palaeo-Eskimo 2000 BC DNA

The Saqqaq Genome Project generated 20x sequence coverage over the genome of an individual from the Extinct Palaeo-Eskimo Saqqaq culture. The project was a large collaboration between many Centres across the world, coordinated by Professor Eske Willerslev from the Centre for GeoGenetics at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Full details of authors and the cooperation can be obtained from the Feb 2010 article referenced below.

This project aims to convert the raw data of the extinct Palaeo-Eskimo Genome to a raw data download file if FTDNA (or) 23andMe did the test. So, basically, I am just extracting the SNPs from the Genome and constructing the autosomal raw data file. This project is aimed to be more like factoids provided by FTDNA, just doing it from a hobbyist research perspective (and may produce scientific results). The source files are taken from Data for the Saqqaq genome project.

  • GEDMatch# F999906 (FTDNA and 23andMe SNPs)
  • Download from Google Drive.
Reference:  Ancient Human Genome Sequence of an Extinct Palaeo-Eskimo Rasmussen M, Li Y, Lindgreen S, Pedersen JS, Albrechtsen A, Moltke I, Metspalu M, Metspalu E, Kivisild T, Gupta R, Bertalan M, Nielsen K, Gilbert MTP, Wang Y, Raghavan M, Campos PF, Kamp HM, Wilson AS, Gledhill A, Tridico S, Bunce M, Lorenzen ED, Binladen J, Guo X, Zhao J, Zhang X, Zhang H, Li Z, Chen M, Orlando L, Kristiansen K, Bak M, Tommerup N, Bendixen C, Pierre TL, Grønnow B, Meldgaard M, Andreasen C, Fedorova SA, Osipova LP, Higham TFG, Ramsey CB, Hansen TV, Nielsen FC, Crawford MH, Brunak S, Sicheritz-Ponten T, Villems R, Nielsen R, Krogh A, Wang J, Willerslev E Nature 463, 757-762 (11 February 2010)

Change Log Version 1.0
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