Genetic ancestry and the search for personalized genetic histories

Mark D. Shriver, Rick A. Kittles

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Public demand and the development of large public and private databases of genetic information across human populations has encouraged the development of the new and rapidly growing field of genetic ancestry testing. Both the promise of the science that underlies this field and a lack of a full understanding of its limitations have fuelled the increased public interest in genetic ancestry testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-618
Number of pages8
JournalNature Reviews Genetics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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