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Nature Communications | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

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We would like to dedicate this paper to the memory of L.L. Cavalli-Sforza, a wonderful mentor and a constant source of inspiration. We are grateful to the volunteers for supporting this research. We thank Alvaro Alvarado, William Arias, Monica Ballesteros Romero, Ricardo Cebrecos, Miguel Angel Contreras Sieck, Francisco de Avila Becerril, Joyce De la Piedra, Maria Teresa Del Solar, Gaston Macin, William Flores, Martha Granados Riveros, Rosilene Paim, Ricardo Gunski, Sergeant Joao Felisberto Menezes Cavalheiro, Major Eugenio Correa de Souza Junior, Wendy Hart, Ilich Jafet Moreno, Claudia Jaramillo, Paola Leon-Mimila, Francisco Quispealaya, Diana Rogel Diaz, Ruth Rojas and Vanessa Sarabia, for assistance with volunteer recruitment, sample processing and data entry. We acknowledge the institutions that provided facilities for the assessment of volunteers: Escuela Nacional de Antropologia e Historia and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico); Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); 13 degrees Companhia de Comunicacoes Mecanizada do Exercito Brasileiro (Brazil); Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Universidad de Lima and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru). We also thank the National Laboratory for the Genetics of Israeli Populations (http://yoran.tau.ac.il/nlgip/) and Dr. David Gurwitz for making available DNA samples. We thank Chris Tyler-Smith and Caroline Costedoat for comments on the manuscript. Work leading to this publication was funded by grants from: the Leverhulme Trust (F/07134/DF), BBSRC (BB/I021213/1), the Excellence Initiative of Aix-Marseille University-A*MIDEX (a French Investissements d'Avenir programme), Wellcome Trust/Royal Society (098386/Z/12/Z to G.H.), Universidad de Antioquia (CODI sostenibilidad de grupos 2013-2014 and MASO 2013-2014), Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico, Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Apoio a Nucleos de Excelencia Program) and Fundacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior. V.G. is supported by Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (FCT) and Programa Operacional Potencial Humano (POCH), through the grant SFRH/BPD/76207/2011. IPATIMUP integrates the i3S Research Unit, which is partially supported by FCT. Y.X. was supported by The Wellcome Trust (098051). K.A. was supported by an UCL Global Engagement Fund, and a Wellcome Investigator Award WT107055AIA (to Prof. C.D. Stern). J.C.C.D. was supported by a doctoral scholarship from COLCIENCIAS (Colombia).