Using SNPs to find my roots

Show simple item record Wingfield, Brenda D. 2014-05-29T05:19:02Z 2014-05-29T05:19:02Z 2014-01
dc.description.abstract South Africa has been a true democracy for almost 20 years. There have been many positive developments in this time; some (including those relating to science) seem almost miraculous when one considers for instance some of the consequences of the Arab Spring. Despite our two decades of freedom from apartheid, we sadly remain a substantially racially divided nation. As a scientist with a strong interest in genetics, my own racial heritage has always been of interest to me. Although sequencing one's own genome remains inordinately expensive for the average person, determining one's single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotype has become relatively inexpensive. And it is against this background that I now have confirmation of who my own ancestors were. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Wingfield B. Using SNPs to find my roots. S Afr J Sci. 2014;110(1/2), Art. #a0046, 1 page. 10.1590/sajs.2014/a0046 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1996-7489 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1590/sajs.2014/a0046
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_US
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. en_US
dc.subject Genetics en_US
dc.subject Ancestry en_US
dc.subject Genome en_US
dc.subject Single nucleotide polymorphism en_US
dc.subject Lineage en_US
dc.title Using SNPs to find my roots en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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