Genetic variation among the major Pakistani populations based on 15 autosomal STR markers


Pakistan is located at an important cross-road of human history and has been a passageway for many invaders and dynasties in the past. The historic human migrations across this country have resulted in a blend of ancient civilizations, which are still reflected in the current socio-cultural fabrication of this population. This makes Pakistan an ideal country to study the genetic differentiation and various other genomic aspects of a human population.

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The authors are thankful for the financial support provided by the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for PhD studies of foreign students in Switzerland and by the Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan.

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Anwar, I., Hussain, S., Rehman, A.U. et al. Genetic variation among the major Pakistani populations based on 15 autosomal STR markers. Int J Legal Med 133, 1037–1038 (2019).

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  • Forensic
  • Pakistan
  • Autosomal STR
  • Polymorphism
  • Genetic variation
  • Identifiler