In Genome Biology online this week, an American team used genotyping — along with statistical and computational approaches — to look at African ancestry admixture patterns in 230 African Americans from the Human Genome Diversity Panel or participating in the ADVANCE study and 38 European Americans from ADVANCE. The researchers reported that African Americans had admixed African ancestry — mainly from West and West-Central Africa.

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