Journal article

Ethiopian Genetic Diversity Reveals Linguistic Stratification and Complex Influences on the Ethiopian Gene Pool

Luca Pagani, Toomas Kivisild, Ayele Tarekegn, Rosemary Ekong, Chris Plaster, Irene Gallego Romero, Qasim Ayub, S Qasim Mehdi, Mark G Thomas, Donata Luiselli, Endashaw Bekele, Neil Bradman, David J Balding, Chris Tyler-Smith

The American Journal of Human Genetics | CELL PRESS | Published : 2012


Awarded by Wellcome Trust

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge all the Ethiopian donors and collaborators, as well as Sarah Edkins, Emma Gray, Sarah Hunt, Avazeh Tashakkori Ghanbarian, and the staff at the Sanger Institute who performed the genotyping. Great help has also been provided by Priya Moorjani, David Reich, and Nick Patterson for a better understanding of the mathematics underlying the ROLLOFF approach. This work was supported by grant number 098051 from the Wellcome Trust. L.P. would like to thank the providers of a Domestic Research Scholarship, the Cambridge European Trust, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK for sponsoring his research. N.B. is the settlor and senior trustee of Melford Charitable Trust and owner of Cordell Homes Ltd., which have in part funded this research. Neither N.B., the charitable trust, nor the company have any intellectual property or other rights with respect to the results of the study.