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DNA results for Native Americans/Mexicans, question

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Re: DNA results for Native Americans/Mexicans, question

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 4:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
If Ancestry is using the Human Genome Diversity Panel (HGDP) for their reference populations, there are only four Native American groups, Pima and Maya for North America and Colombia and Karitiana/Surui for South America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genome_Diversity_Project

But all Native Americans descend from a relatively small number of ancestors and retain many similarities with each other, so those tribes can serve as a proxy for Native American ancestry in general, even for tribes from the eastern US/Canada. I'd lump your East Asian component in the same category.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Laura Gonzale... 13 Aug 2012 8:53AM GMT 
Laura Gonzale... 13 Aug 2012 8:54AM GMT 
nathan_mn 13 Aug 2012 1:58PM GMT 
jblackman32 6 Apr 2013 4:38PM GMT 
APTurner 13 Aug 2012 10:52AM GMT 
MCAtchley 3 Nov 2012 2:54PM GMT 
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