Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mezmaiskaya Neanderthal DNA

The Neanderthal genome project is a collaboration of scientists coordinated by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and 454 Life Sciences in the United States to sequence the Neanderthal genome.

This project aims to convert the massive amount of data of Neanderthal Genome to a raw data download familiar to genetic genealogists. So, basically, I am just extracting the SNPs from Neanderthal Genome and constructing the autosomal raw data file along with mtDNA and Y-DNA. Due to less number of SNPs common with DNA testing companies, I am not uploading it to GEDMatch.

Use of the genome sequence data section in Department of Evolutionary Genetics reads,
All data is made freely available. However, we ask users to observe the Ft. Lauderdale principles, which entitles the data producers to make the first presentation and publish the first genome-wide analysis of the data. The data can be used freely for studies of individual genes or other individual features of the genome.
I am using it for hobby, so I think I don't fall under that category.

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