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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from McGill University describe a computational approach for finding fine-scale population structure details. The "uniform manifold approximation and project," or UMAP, is a non-linear, dimension-reducing method that "creates a neighborhood around each individual's genetic coordinates and identifies a pre-selected number of neighbors to build high dimensional manifolds" with genotyping data, the team says.

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