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Investigating Taiwanese genomic diversity

Genetic analysis of Indigenous Taiwanese peoples sheds light on Austronesian expansion

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur in France and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany have collected and analyzed genome-wide data from 55 individuals from seven Taiwanese Austronesian groups and two Han-Taiwanese groups to investigate Taiwanese genomic diversity and make inferences about the Austronesian expansion.

Illustrated map of the sampled Taiwanese groups. Taiwan is depicted from top and horizontal views, surrounded by ocean, with sampling locations indicated by dots and linked to illustrations of people from these groups. © Original painting by Gou-Sing Kao Liu, modified by Dang Liu.