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All humans outside Africa are descendants of the same single exit, usually dated at 50-70 thousand years ago. However, the route taken out of Africa is still debated. The two main candidates are a northern route via Egypt and the Levant, or a southern route via Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula. We are generating genetic data to evaluate these two possibilities. In this study we propose to generate low-coverage sequencing data for 100 Egyptian samples.

Click on a Dataset ID in the table below to learn more, and to find out who to contact about access to these data

Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001001372 Illumina HiSeq 2000 100
EGAD00010001223 Illumina HumanOmni2-5M-8v1-1_B 100
Publications Citations
Tracing the route of modern humans out of Africa by using 225 human genome sequences from Ethiopians and Egyptians.
Am J Hum Genet 96: 2015 986-991
An integrated personal and population-based Egyptian genome reference.
Nat Commun 11: 2020 4719
Genetic analysis of CFH and MCP in Egyptian patients with immune-complex proliferative glomerulonephritis.
Front Immunol 13: 2022 960068