NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Native American portion of the genome of individuals from Latin American populations may hold clues to their susceptibility for some conditions, new research suggests.

An international team led by investigators in Germany considered array-based genotyping profiles for thousands of individuals from Chile, teasing out Native American ancestry tracts associated with Mapuche and Aymara populations — that country's main Native American groups.

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