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Quest for the Malagasy genotype

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanJul 28, 2011 3:35 PM

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I would like to throw out the word that

I am looking for a person with Malagasy ancestry for the African Ancestry Project.

To my knowledge there are no thick marker autosomal analyses of the Malagasy people. After my recent exploration of Southeast Asian genetics I think even one individual would be highly informative. As usual I would guarantee that these data are entirely private, and I do not share it with anyone. But in this case I would like to make an exception and stipulate that Joseph K. Pickrell, a graduate student at the University of Chicago, would also be very interested in access to a Malagasy genotype for the purposes of research. Since this is an undersampled population the marginal returns to a Malagasy genotype would be enormous for science, a public good rather than just a private gain. Also, I am still looking for a Tutsi genotype so that I can ascertain the origin of this population. Please contact me at africanancestryproject -at- gmail -dot- com. Francais:Je recherche une personne d'origine malgache dans le cadre du projet "l'African Ancestry Project". A ma connaissance, il n'existe à ce jour aucune analyse des marqueurs autosomiques du peuple malgache. Ma récente exploration de la génétique d'Asie du Sud me laisse penser que même l'étude d'une seule personne resterait très instructive. Je garantis que ces données resteront confidentielles et ne seront pas divulguées à des tiers, à l'exception de Joseph K. Pickrell, un étudiant en thèse à l'Université de Chicago, également très intéressé par l'accès à un génotype malgache pour des fins de recherche. Cette population étant sous-échantillonnées, les rendements marginaux d'un génotype malgache seraient énormes pour le science et d'intérêt général. Par ailleurs, je suis toujours à la recherche d'un génotype Tutsi afin de déterminer l'origine de cette population. Merci de bien vouloir me contacter à africanancestryproject-at-gmail-point-com.

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