Ancestry informative marker set for han chinese population

G3 (Bethesda). 2012 Mar;2(3):339-41. doi: 10.1534/g3.112.001941. Epub 2012 Mar 1.


The population of Han Chinese is ∼1.226 billion people. Genetic heterogeneity between northern Han Chinese (N-Han) and southern Han Chinese (S-Han) has been demonstrated by recent genome-wide studies. As an initial step toward health disparities and personalized medicine in Chinese population, this study developed a set of ancestry informative markers (AIM) for Han Chinese population.

Keywords: Han Chinese; ancestry informative marker; genetic association study; population structure.