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    Harappa Ancestry Project by Zack Ajmal (link)

    Harappa Ancestry Project
    Posted on January 17, 2011 by Zack
    I have become interested (some would say obsessed) with genetics recently. I wrote about getting my DNA test done and there’s a lot more about my own results that I plan to bore you with.

    One fun application of genetic testing is inferring ancestry: Which ancestral group are you descended from? Can we estimate the admixture of the different population groups you are descended from?

    Most DNA testing companies provide information about ancestry and genetic genealogy has taken off. With several genome databases (HapMap, HGDP, etc) and software (like plink, admixture, Structure) publicly available, the days of the genome bloggers are here. And I am trying to be the latest one.

    In starting this project, I have been inspired by the Dodecad Ancestry Project by Dienekes Pontikos and Eurogenes Ancestry Project by David Wesolowski. The catalyst for this project was my friend Razib who I bug whenever I need to talk genetics.

    What is Harappa Ancestry Project?
    It is a project to analyze (autosomal) genetic data of participants of South Asian origin for the purpose of providing detailed ancestry information. So the focus of the project is on South Asians: Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans.

    The project will collect 23andme raw genetic data from participants to better understand the ancestry relationships of different South Asian ethnicities.

    I have named it after Harappa, an archaeological site of the Indus Valley Civilization in Punjab, Pakistan.

    Participation
    People of South Asian origin, or from neighboring countries, are eligible to participate. The list of countries of origin I am accepting are as follows:

    1. Afghanistan
    2. Bangladesh
    3. Bhutan
    4. Burma
    5. India
    6. Iran
    7. Maldives
    8. Nepal
    9. Pakistan
    10. Sri Lanka
    11. Tibet


    Right now, I am only accepting raw data samples from people who have tested with 23andme.

    Please do not send samples from close relatives. I define close relatives as 2nd cousins or closer. If you have data from yourself and your parents, it might be better to send the samples from your parents (assuming they are not related to each other) and not send your own sample.

    If you are unsure if you are eligible to participate, please send me an email ([email protected]) to inquire about it before sending off your raw data.

    What to send?
    Please send your All DNA raw data text file (zipped is better) downloaded from 23andme to [email protected] along with ancestral background information about you and all four of your grandparents. Background information would include where they were born, mother tongue, caste/community to which they belonged, etc. Please provide as much ancestry information as possible and try to be specific. Do especially include information about any ancestry from outside South Asia.

    Data Privacy
    The raw genetic data and ancestry information that you send me will not be shared with anyone.

    Your data will be used only for ancestry analysis. No analysis of physical or health/medical traits will be performed.

    The individual ancestry analysis published on this blog will be done using an ID of the form HRPnnnn known to only you and me.

    What do you get?
    All results of ancestry analysis (individual and group) will be posted on this blog under the Harappa Ancestry Project category. This will include admixture analysis as well as clustering into population groups etc.

    I suggest you read about Dienekes’ analysis on South Asians for an idea about what to expect.

    You can access all blog posts related to this project from the Harappa Ancestry Project link on the navigation menu on every page of my website. You can also subscribe to the project feed.
    Although I have yet to order a 23andMe kit for myself (due to several complications with regards to Airport authorities and me residing in India), I thought I'd encourage people with ancestry from the South Asian periphery to go in for this project and submit their raw data.

    It would be a highly interesting analysis, especially considering that South Asians are a rather under-studied and under-sampled population.

    I kept hearing about prospective genome blogging projects focused on South Asians launching in 2011, and voila! Here we are, the first one I've heard of. Thus, I thought I'd spread the word.



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    Thank you for the post, Vasishta. Zack was kind enough to accept my file. My mother is from Tehran. Father is from Rasht, in Gilan. In Dienekes' most recent ADMIXTURE run, when sorting based on the South Asian component, I am 23/307.



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    Unfortunately, there aren't many Indian users here who have tested, and the ones who have tested (the folks at DNA Forums) have already submitted a few samples to kick start the project.

    I'll be closely following in on this one, as I do Dodecad and Eurogenes.



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    First batch of results: Admixture K=2-5, HRP0001 to HRP0010



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    Zack posted another update yesterday: Admixture K=6-9, HRP0001 to HRP0010

    My admix components:

    S Asian 4%
    Kalash 29%
    SW/W Asian 57%
    SE Asian -
    European 10%
    Papuan -
    NE Asian -
    W African -
    E African -



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    It looks like Harappa's Kalash component would contain elements from both dodecad's South Asian and West Asian components.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Loxias View Post
    It looks like Harappa's Kalash component would contain elements from both dodecad's South Asian and West Asian components.
    Zack added data for his reference samples. The "Kalash" component:

    kalash 0.94
    brahui 0.41
    lezgins 0.41
    balochi 0.39
    makrani 0.39
    georgians 0.37
    adygei 0.35
    burusho 0.33
    pathan 0.33
    iranians 0.32
    sindhi 0.31
    armenians 0.30
    azerbaijan jews 0.30
    uzbekistan jews 0.30
    Assyrian (Hum) 0.29
    iranian jews 0.29
    iraq jews 0.28
    turks 0.28
    georgia jews 0.27
    druze 0.24
    uzbeks 0.23
    chuvashs 0.22
    hazara 0.22
    syrians 0.22
    lebanese 0.21
    russian 0.21
    cypriots 0.20
    lithuanians 0.20
    uygur 0.20
    belorussian 0.19
    jordanians 0.19
    samaritians 0.19
    bnei menashe jews 0.18
    hungarians 0.18
    palestinian 0.18
    ashkenazy jews 0.17
    orcadian 0.17
    romanians 0.17
    cochin jews 0.16
    gujaratis 0.16
    sephardic jews 0.16
    singapore indians 0.16
    utahns 0.16
    french 0.14
    morocco jews 0.14
    saudis 0.14
    tuscan 0.14
    yemenese 0.14
    yemen jews 0.14
    italian 0.12
    bedouin 0.11
    egyptans 0.11
    yakut 0.11
    spaniards 0.10
    basque 0.06
    mongola 0.05
    oroqen 0.05
    sakilli 0.05
    daur 0.04
    hezhen 0.04
    tu 0.04
    xibo 0.04
    north kannadi 0.03
    us africans 0.03
    han-nchina 0.02
    ethiopian jews 0.01
    ethiopians 0.01
    paniya 0.01
    singapore malay 0.01
    bantukenya 0.00
    bantusouthafrica 0.00
    cambodian 0.00
    dai 0.00
    han 0.00
    han chinese 0.00
    japanese 0.00
    kenyan luhya 0.00
    lahu 0.00
    maasai 0.00
    malayan 0.00
    mandenka 0.00
    melanesian 0.00
    miao 0.00
    moroccans 0.00
    mozabite 0.00
    naxi 0.00
    papuan 0.00
    sardinian 0.00
    she 0.00
    singapore chinese 0.00
    tujia 0.00
    us chinese 0.00
    yi 0.00
    yoruba 0.00



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    So, is this the indicator of some sort of ancient Kalasho-Caucasian population group that doesn't register on the linguistic studies. Or is it only an artefact of the overlap of South Asian and West Asian influence?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Humanist View Post
    north kannadi 0.03
    It should be North Kannadiga (viz. term for a person from Karnataka, South India) actually, but the term Kannadi has been widely circulated as such among Genome bloggers and their analyses beyond correction.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasishta View Post
    It should be North Kannadiga (viz. term for a person from Karnataka, South India) actually, but the term Kannadi has been widely circulated as such among Genome bloggers and their analyses beyond correction.
    No problem. And good to know. I just copied the populations from Zack's list.



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