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An Overview of the Genetic Structure within the Italian Population from Genome-Wide Data

  • Cornelia Di Gaetano mail,

    cornelia.digaetano@unito.it

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy, Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy

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  • Floriana Voglino,

    Affiliation: Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy

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  • Simonetta Guarrera,

    Affiliation: Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy

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  • Giovanni Fiorito,

    Affiliation: Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy

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  • Fabio Rosa,

    Affiliation: Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy

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  • Anna Maria Di Blasio,

    Affiliation: Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Cusano Milanino, Italy

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  • Paola Manzini,

    Affiliation: Banca del Sangue, San Giovanni-Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy

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  • Irma Dianzani,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy

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  • Marta Betti,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy

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  • Daniele Cusi,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Genomic and Bioinformatics Unit, Fondazione Filarete, Milan, Italy

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  • Francesca Frau,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Genomic and Bioinformatics Unit, Fondazione Filarete, Milan, Italy

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  • Cristina Barlassina,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Genomic and Bioinformatics Unit, Fondazione Filarete, Milan, Italy

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  • Dario Mirabelli,

    Affiliation: Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, University of Turin and CPO-Piemonte, Turin, Italy

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  • Corrado Magnani,

    Affiliation: Department of Translational Medicine, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy

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  • Nicola Glorioso,

    Affiliation: Hypertension and Related Diseases Center, AOU, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

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  • Stefano Bonassi,

    Affiliation: Unit of Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy

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  • Alberto Piazza,

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy, Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy

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  • Giuseppe Matullo

    Affiliations: Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy, Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy

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  • Published: September 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043759

About the Authors

Cornelia Di Gaetano, Alberto Piazza, Giuseppe Matullo
Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Cornelia Di Gaetano, Floriana Voglino, Simonetta Guarrera, Giovanni Fiorito, Fabio Rosa, Alberto Piazza, Giuseppe Matullo
Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy
Anna Maria Di Blasio
Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Cusano Milanino, Italy
Paola Manzini
Banca del Sangue, San Giovanni-Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
Irma Dianzani, Marta Betti
Department of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy
Daniele Cusi, Francesca Frau, Cristina Barlassina
Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Daniele Cusi, Francesca Frau, Cristina Barlassina
Genomic and Bioinformatics Unit, Fondazione Filarete, Milan, Italy
Dario Mirabelli
Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, University of Turin and CPO-Piemonte, Turin, Italy
Corrado Magnani
Department of Translational Medicine, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy
Nicola Glorioso
Hypertension and Related Diseases Center, AOU, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Stefano Bonassi
Unit of Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: cornelia.digaetano@unito.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CDG FV GF AP GM. Performed the experiments: SG MB FF CB. Analyzed the data: CDG FV GF GM FR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AMDB PM DC ID DM SB CM NG. Wrote the paper: CDG GM.