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Y-Chromosome and mtDNA Genetics Reveal Significant Contrasts in Affinities of Modern Middle Eastern Populations with European and African Populations

  • Danielle A. Badro,

    Affiliation: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

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  • Bouchra Douaihy equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bouchra Douaihy, Marc Haber

    Affiliation: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

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  • Marc Haber equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bouchra Douaihy, Marc Haber

    Affiliations: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon, Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Sonia C. Youhanna,

    Affiliation: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

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  • Angélique Salloum,

    Affiliation: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

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  • Michella Ghassibe-Sabbagh,

    Affiliation: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

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  • Brian Johnsrud,

    Affiliation: Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Georges Khazen,

    Affiliation: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon

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  • Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith,

    Affiliation: Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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  • David F. Soria-Hernanz,

    Affiliations: Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Departament de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, The Genographic Project, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, United States of America

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  • R. Spencer Wells,

    Affiliation: The Genographic Project, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, United States of America

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  • Chris Tyler-Smith,

    Affiliation: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel E. Platt,

    Affiliation: Computational Biology Centre, IBM TJ Watson Research Centre, Yorktown Heights, New York, United States of America

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  • Pierre A. Zalloua mail,

    pierre.zalloua@lau.edu.lb

    Affiliations: The Lebanese American University, Chouran, Beirut, Lebanon, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • The Genographic Consortium

    Membership of the The Genographic Consortium is provided in the Acknowledgments section.

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  • Published: January 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054616

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