Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ancient Bulgarian DNA - V2

The authors had sequenced the DNA from human found in a flat cemetery dating to the Late Bronze Age (1500-1100 BC) near the village of Vratitsa, Bulgaria. Nine inhumation burials were excavated between 2003 and 2004. A molar from a juvenile male (age 16-17) was used for DNA analysis. I converted the raw data of this V2 sample into formats familiar to genetic genealogists (i.e., genotyped). 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.

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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