PDF: Press release (pdf)
The following topics are covered:
- Lynn B. Jorde, PhD (Moderator) – “Using Whole-genome Data to Reveal Distant Relationships Between Individuals by Analysis of Genomic Segments Shared Identically by Descent”
- Lalji Singh, PhD – “Genetic Diversity in Indian Populations and its Health Implications”
- Carlos D. Bustamante, PhD – “Genomic Reconstruction of an Extinct Population from Next-Generation Sequence Data: Insights from the Taìno Genome Project”
- David E. Reich, PhD – “Denisova Genetic Admixture and the First Modern Human Population Dispersals into Southeast Asia and Oceania”
- Interesting tidbit from David Reich's talk, referring to the earliest ANI/ASI work: "We now know in unpublished work from our laboratory that Europeans are anciently mixed just like South Asians".
- Lynn Jorde mentions that one of the advantages of full genome sequencing is that it is not as susceptible to biases related to SNP discovery in micorarrays, and David Reich adds that current microarrays don't even begin to cover variation in Indians, e.g., missing a major disease susceptibility locus