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By array based genotyping of indigenous individuals from different areas of Papua New Guinea, this project aims to provide the most comprehensive overview thus far of population structure and history in this part of the world. Papuans represent a key component in the current understanding of human history outside of Africa. Additionally, PNG harbours enormous cultural and linguistic diversity. Genotyping of diverse individuals, combined with previously generated whole-genome sequencing data, will allow the study of general patterns of population structure, the degree of genetic differentiation between groups, the extent of external gene flow into PNG and the genetic relationships to Australian Aboriginals.This data is part of a pre-publication release. For information on the proper use of pre-publication data shared by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (including details of any publication moratoria), please see

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00010001326 Illumina Multi-EthnicGlobal_A1 380
Publications Citations
A Neolithic expansion, but strong genetic structure, in the independent history of New Guinea.
Science 357: 2017 1160-1163