Thursday, February 23, 2012

Middle Eastern Genetic Panel

ל׳ בשבט תשע"ב
Keowulf 3
Ash 6

This list identifies my DNA match scores for individual Middle Eastern populations in the database. Each of these scores can be compared with the Top 20 population match scores listed in Parts B and C of my genetic ancestry report.

Armenian (Lake Van, Armenia) (0.9) 123,276.54
Ashkenazi Jewish (Budapest, Hungary) (0.68) 42,642.80
Armenian (Sason, Eastern Turkey) (0.83) 38,824.54
Turkey (0.83) 27,497.77
Ashkenazi Jewish (Israel) (0.87) 21,440.00
Tunisia (0.68) 16,000.00
Armenian (Ararat Valley, Armenia) (0.76) 14,443.63
Kurdish (Northern Iraq) (0.74) 14,245.87
Southern Tunisia (0.7) 13,667.15
Istanbul, Turkey (0.77) 13,448.07
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (0.79) 8,166.26
Western Mediterranean Region, Turkey (0.83) 7,452.67
Iran (0.78) 7,375.71
Libya (0.65) 7,233.62
Turkey (0.72) 6,948.69
Turkey (0.77) 6,867.76
Non-Hasidic Jewish (New York City, U.S.) (0.71) 6,843.88
Turkey (0.63) 4,259.90
Turkey (0.63) 4,243.99
Marmara, Turkey (0.68) 4,176.23
El-Minia, Egypt (0.59) 3,642.08
Morocco (0.44) 2,874.42
Xuetes (Majorca, Spain) (0.49) 2,843.90
Eastern Mediterranean Region, Turkey (0.63) 2,449.47
Southern Morocco (Arabic speakers) (0.31) 2,044.18
Lebanon (0.47) 1,832.57
Kuwait (0.35) 1,710.92
Aegean Region, Turkey (0.53) 1,620.77
United Arab Emirates (0.61) 1,607.82
Eastern Anatolia, Turkey (0.53) 1,331.22
Morocco (0.29) 1,329.95
Jewish (Israel) (0.43) 1,328.87
Armenian (Gardman, Azerbaijan) (0.55) 1,298.86
Libya (0.43) 1,125.83
Kurdish (Iraq) (0.52) 1,095.01
Israel (0.43) 920.12
Maghrebi (0.32) 726.31
Iran (0.58) 539.55
Qatar (0.33) 517.47
Malta (0.25) 498.65
Hasidic Jewish (New York City, U.S.) (0.46) 357.22
Qatar (0.24) 327.95
Arab (Israel) (0.27) 324.75
Egypt (0.28) 309.98
Berber (Azrou, Morocco) (0.11) 222.93
Syria (0.29) 196.53
Central and Southern Iraq (0.23) 162.46
United Arab Emirates (0.36) 146.70
Northern Arab (0.26) 113.88
Berber (Morocco) (0.19) 96.18
Saudi Arabia (0.11) 58.45
Jewish (Israel) (0.17) 57.33
Jordan (0.18) 54.82
Yemen (0.16) 52.93
Sahrawi (Western Sahara) (0.15) 39.74
Sanaa, Yemen (0.15) 36.86
Central Anatolia (Turks, Kurds, and Cerkhez) (0.09) 18.81
Egyptian Muslim (Adaima, Egypt) (0.11) 14.59
Sudan (0.04) 12.98
Afghanistan (0.06) 12.38
Oman (0.08) 11.28
Bedouin (Negev, Israel) (0.09) 9.47
Duzce, Turkey (0.04) 9.27
Palestinian (Gaza Strip) (0.06) 8.75
Yemen (0.08) 7.78
Oman (0.06) 7.74
Yemen (0.04) 7.62
Berber (Asni, Morocco) (0.02) 5.98
Berber (Bouhria, Morocco) (0.02) 5.43
Egypt (0.03) 4.00
Zriba Arab (Central Tunisia) (0.05) 3.04
Egyptian Copt (Adaima, Egypt) (0.03) 2.79
Mozabite (Ghardaia, Algeria) (0.04) 2.05
Egyptian Berber (Siwa, Egypt) (0.01) 1.69
Bahrain (0.06) 1.38
African-Jordanian (0.02) 1.16
Afghanistan (0.01) 0.80
North African Jewish (Morocco, Tunisia, Libya) (0.05) 0.66
Oman (0.03) 0.58
Berber (Southern Morocco) (0.02) 0.41
Berber (North and Central Morocco) (0.02) 0.25
Druze (Mount Carmel, Israel) (0.01) 0.10
Georgia (0) 0.05
Sephardi Jewish (Turkey) (0.02) 0.04
Palestinian (Israel) (0) 0.01
Kesra Berber (Central Tunisia) (0) 0.01
Arab (Morocco) (0) 0.01
Jordan (0) 0.01
Sudan (0) 0.00
Berber (Sened, Tunisia) (0) 0.00
Mozabite (Mzab, Algeria) (0) 0.00
Sudan (0) 0.00
Ashkenazi Jewish (Israel) (0) 0.00
Arab (Morocco) (0) 0.00
Berber (Chenini -Douiret, Tunisia) (0) 0.00
Misrahi Jewish (Iran, Iraq) (0) 0.00
Adyghe (Southern Russia) (0) 0.00
Christian Egyptian (0) 0.00
Berber (Matmata, Tunisia) (0) 0.00

My top 5 in the Middle Eastern panel are Armenian (Lake Van, Armenia), Ashkenazi Jewish (Budapest, Hungary), Armenian (Sason, Eastern Turkey), Turkey and Ashkenazi Jewish (Israel). I've actually got quite an unexpected mix of blood from the Middle East it seems.

Looks like my Ashkenazic Jewish ancestry is confirmed in DNA now, in agreement with oral family history (of my Grunwald family line). The surprise here is that the numbers are so high, considering that my Ashkenazic Jewish ancestry was not known by me until I was an adult, while (as shown in my previous post), I knew of my Native American ancestry as a little girl and all of those results came back ZERO.

There are two numbers - basically, the one in parentheses is a TribeScore which compares my MLI scores to members of each ethnic group and world region. The second number is the MLI (Match Likelihood Index) Score which determines ranking for matches and measures how common frequent my DNA profile is in that population as compared to the world overall.

1 comment:

Myfanwy said...

"The Armenians are an ancient people who live in an ancient land. Their home lies in the highlands surrounding the biblical mountains of Ararat, upon which tradition tells us Noah’s ark came to rest after the flood. (Gen. 8:4). ... Archeologists continue to uncover evidence that the Armenian Highlands were among the earliest sites of human civilization.2 Recent excavations in the Armenian Highlands (now Southern Georgia) have unearthed 1.7-million-year-old fossil human skulls exhibiting African ancestry. These fossils are believed to be the remains of the first migration of the human species from Africa, roughly 100,000 years after the emergence of the species 1.8 million years ago. .." Read more by clicking the link. http://www.arak29.am/PDF_PPT/origins_2004.pdf

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