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Whole genome sequencing of Turkish genomes reveals functional private alleles and impact of genetic interactions with Europe, Asia and Africa

2014-11-07
Alkan, Can
Kavak, Pinar
Somel, Mehmet
Gokcumen, Omer
Ugurlu, Serkan
Saygi, Ceren
Dal, Elif
Bugra, Kuyas
GÜNGÖR, TUNGA
Sahinalp, S. Cenk
ÖZÖREN, NESRİN
BEKPEN, CEMALETTİN
Background: Turkey is a crossroads of major population movements throughout history and has been a hotspot of cultural interactions. Several studies have investigated the complex population history of Turkey through a limited set of genetic markers. However, to date, there have been no studies to assess the genetic variation at the whole genome level using whole genome sequencing. Here, we present whole genome sequences of 16 Turkish individuals resequenced at high coverage (32 x -48x).