Genetic Map of Europe

This site was mentioned in the comments section of the post “The Blue Eye Map of Europe” by Alex Divcincenzo.

From the nytimes.com article:

The map shows, at right, the location in Europe where each of the sampled populations live and, at left, the genetic relationship between these 23 populations. The map was constructed by Dr. Kayser, Dr. Oscar Lao and others, and appears in an article in Current Biology published online on August 7.
The genetic map of Europe bears a clear structural similarity to the geographic map. The major genetic differences are between populations of the north and south (the vertical axis of the map shows north-south differences, the horizontal axis those of east-west). The area assigned to each population reflects the amount of genetic variation in it.

Read the article here.

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1 Response to “Genetic Map of Europe”


  1. 1 ehe? December 15, 2010 at 7:59 am

    as a finn, i feel very lonely over there…


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