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Papuan Genomes: whole genome sequencing

The genomes of 25 individuals from Papua New Guinea was sequenced to high depth (30x) to address population genetic questions relating to the spread of humans outside of Africa and the peopling of Sahul (the continent of Greater Australia). The study design of this project was to sequence small numbers of genomes from several geographically distinct Papuan groups, focusing on the highland regions that are thought to have been more isolated, to enable comparisons between populations within Papua New Guinea and with Australian Aboriginal populations. Data from this project feed directly into on-going projects on the genetic history of Australia and also serve as a first look at the population genomics of the Papuan highlands.

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
EGAD00001001634 HiSeq X Ten 25
Publications Citations
A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia.
Nature 538: 2016 207-214
Detecting archaic introgression using an unadmixed outgroup.
PLoS Genet 14: 2018 e1007641
A Revised Model of Anatomically Modern Human Expansions Out of Africa through a Machine Learning Approximate Bayesian Computation Approach.
Genes (Basel) 11: 2020 E1510
Papua New Guinean Genomes Reveal the Complex Settlement of North Sahul.
Mol Biol Evol 38: 2021 5107-5121
Chronology of natural selection in Oceanian genomes.
iScience 25: 2022 104583
Positive selection in the genomes of two Papua New Guinean populations at distinct altitude levels.
Nat Commun 15: 2024 3352