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hyrr hqfdi
10-22-2013, 09:00 PM
If there are any experts out there who know exactly how autosomal DNA works. Can you please try to teach it to me.

Jean M
10-23-2013, 10:22 AM
See http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?39-Genetics-101-The-Basics

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introduction_to_genetics for a non-technical introduction. There are plenty of links to go on from there to further information.

Joe B
02-15-2014, 06:13 PM
This is an excellent chart of the uses and advantages versus the limitations of genetic data types.

Table 1: Types of genetic data that are used to infer population history (http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/fig_tab/nrg3625_T1.html)

From The impact of whole-genome sequencing on the reconstruction of human population history
(http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nrg3625.html)Krishna R. Veerama & Michael F. Hammer
Nature Reviews Genetics (2014) doi:10.1038/nrg3625