Human Genome Diversity and Disease on the Island Southeast Asia

  • Sangkot Marzuki
  • Herawati Sudoyo
  • Helena Suryadi
  • Iswari Setianingsih
  • Patcharin Pramoonjago
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 531)

Abstract

The island Southeast Asia (also referred to in the literature as the Malay, the Southeast Asian, and, more recently, the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago), which includes present-day Indonesia, East Malaysia, and the Philippines, is an area with very diverse populations. Archaeological records indicate that this archipelago has been a dynamic theatre of human development and migration for tens of millenniums, and thus is of great interest in terms of human genome diversity. The Indonesian part of the archipelago alone is home to around 500 ethnic populations, each with distinct cultural and linguistic characteristics, representing vast genome diversity.

Keywords

Migration Hepatitis Neuropathy Malaria Pleistocene 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sangkot Marzuki
    • 1
  • Herawati Sudoyo
    • 1
  • Helena Suryadi
    • 1
  • Iswari Setianingsih
    • 1
  • Patcharin Pramoonjago
    • 1
  1. 1.Eijkman Institutefor Molecular BiologyJakartaIndonesia

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