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Simons Genome Diversity Project

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Over at Eurogenes there was a casual mention of the Simons Genome Diversity Project. This is kind of a big deal, because as the map above shows you this project has really good population coverage. Additionally, the quality of the genomes are very good. The vast majority are in the 30× to 50× range, with all over 20× (coverage basically gives you a sense of how many times a particular position is likely to have been sampled by sequence reads, ergo, how accurate your call for a polymoprhism is and such).

The tranche of papers for this project doesn’t seem to have started coming out yet, and the researchers have asked people to not report genome-wide results if they get permission to download it. It’s a total of 10 terabytes of data. Below is a table of the populations with counts. Remember that with high coverage whole genomes even one individual can give you lots of inferences (e.g., PSMC).

Population N
Abkhasian 2
Adygei 2
Albanian 1
Aleut 2
Altaian 1
Ami 2
Armenian 2
Atayal 1
Australian 3
Balochi 1
BantuHerero 2
BantuKenya 2
BantuTswana 2
Basque 2
BedouinB 2
Bengali 2
Bergamo 1
Biaka 2
Bougainville 2
Brahmin 2
Brahui 2
Bulgarian 2
Burmese 2
Burusho 2
Cambodian 2
Chane 1
Chechen 1
Chukchi 1
Czech 1
Dai 5
Daur 1
Dinka 3
Druze 2
Dusun 2
English 2
Esan 2
Eskimo_Chaplin 1
Eskimo_Naukan 2
Eskimo_Sireniki 2
Estonian 2
Even 3
Finnish 3
French 3
Gambian 2
Georgian 2
Greek 2
Han 4
Hawaiian 1
Hazara 2
Hezhen 2
Hungarian 2
Icelandic 2
Igorot 2
Iranian 2
Iraqi_Jew 2
Irula 2
Itelman 1
Japanese 3
Jordanian 3
Ju_hoan_North 4
Kalash 2
Kapu 2
Karitiana 4
Khomani_San 2
Khonda_Dora 1
Kinh 2
Korean 2
Kusunda 2
Kyrgyz 2
Lahu 2
Lezgin 2
Luhya 2
Luo 2
Madiga 2
Makrani 2
Mala 2
Mandenka 4
Mansi 2
Maori 1
Masai 2
Mayan 2
Mbuti 4
Mende 2
Miao 2
Mixe 3
Mixtec 2
Mongola 2
Mozabite 2
Naxi 3
North_Ossetian 2
Orcadian 2
Oroqen 2
Palestinian 3
Papuan 16
Pathan 2
Piapoco 2
Pima 2
Polish 1
Punjabi 4
Quechua 3
Relli 2
Russian 2
Saharawi 2
Samaritan 1
Sardinian 3
She 2
Sindhi 2
Somali 1
Spanish 2
Surui 2
Tajik 2
Thai 2
Tlingit 2
Tu 2
Tubalar 2
Tujia 2
Turkish 2
Tuscan 2
Ulchi 2
Uygur 2
Xibo 2
Yadava 2
Yakut 2
Yemenite_Jew 2
Yi 2
Yoruba 3
Zapotec 2
 
• Category: Science • Tags: Genomics, Simons Genome Diversity Project 
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