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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 high-coverage sequencing data for 3 Egyptian samples.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001001380 Illumina HiSeq 2000 3
EGAD00001003295 3
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
The genomic history of the Middle East.
Cell 184: 2021 4612-4625.e14
Genetic analysis of CFH and MCP in Egyptian patients with immune-complex proliferative glomerulonephritis.
Front Immunol 13: 2022 960068