Friday, November 7, 2014

Ancient Peru NA50 DNA

Samples NA39-50 were obtained from pre-Columbian Chachapoyan and Chachapoya-Inca remains dating between 1000 and 1500 AD. They were recovered from the site Laguna de los Condores in northeastern Peru. Authors had used bone samples for DNA analysis. I converted the raw data of NA50 sample into formats familiar to genetic genealogists. I also filtered with SNPs tested by DNA testing companies like FTDNA, 23andMe and Ancestry in order to upload to GEDMatch but found this ancient DNA has less SNPs that are common with them. Hence, I did not upload this to GEDMatch. However, complete SNPs are available for download.

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Reference:
Carpenter, Meredith L., Jason D. Buenrostro, Cristina Valdiosera, Hannes Schroeder, Morten E. Allentoft, Martin Sikora, Morten Rasmussen et al. "Pulling out the 1%: whole-genome capture for the targeted enrichment of ancient DNA sequencing libraries." The American Journal of Human Genetics 93, no. 5 (2013): 852-864.

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