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Human Biology

The Official Publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics

Edited by Ripan S. Malhi and Brian M. Kemp

Subjects: Anthropology, Genetics

Published four times per year
ISSN 0018-7143
E-ISSN 1534-6617

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he American Association of Anthropological Genetics

Founded in 1929, Human Biology is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on research to increase understanding of human biological variation. Among the topics considered by the journal are anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research.
Human Biology is the official publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), an educational and scientific organization founded in 1994. AAAG aims to promote the study of anthropological genetics, as this field is broadly defined, to facilitate communication and cooperation between individuals engaged in this field.

Human Biology Volume 86 Issue 3 (Summer 2014)


Population Genetic Structure of Traditional Populations in the Peruvian Central Andes and Implications for South American Population History
Graciela S. Cabana, Cecil M. Lewis, Jr., Raúl Y. Tito, R. Alan Covey, Angela M. Cáceres, Augusto F. De La Cruz, Diana Durand, Genevieve Housman, Brannon I. Hulsey, Gian Carlo Iannacone, Paul W. López, Rolando Martínez, Ángel Medina, Olimpio Ortega Dávila, Karla Paloma Osorio Pinto, Susan I. Polo Santillán, Percy Rojas Domínguez, Meagan Rubel, Heather F. Smith, Silvia E. Smith, Verónica Rubín de Celis Massa, Beatriz Lizárraga, and Anne C. Stone 

HLA Class II Alleles in the Otomi Population of the Mezquital Valley: A Genetic Approach to the History of Interethnic Migrations in the Mexican Central Plateau
Ana Itzel Juárez-Martín, Blanca Zoila González-Sobrino, Ángel Eduardo Camarena Olvera, and Ramcés Falfán-Valencia 

A Homogenizing Process of Selection Has Maintained an “Ultra-Slow” Acetylation NAT2  Variant in Humans
B. Patillon, P. Luisi, E. S. Poloni, S. Boukouvala, P. Darlu, E. Genin, and A. Sabbagh

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Issue 86.4 will be available in print in May 2015.
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A Mitochondrial Haplogroup is Associated with Decreased Longevity in a Historic New World Population
Loredana Castri, Donata Luiselli, Davide Pettener, Mauricio Melendez-Obando, Ramón Villegas-Palma, Ramiro Barrantes, and Lorena Madrigal

Geographic Distribution And Adaptive Significance Of Genomic Structural Variants: An Anthropological Genetics Perspective
Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth, Pavlos Pavlidis, and Omer Gokcumen

Estimation of Inbreeding and Substructure Levels in African-Derived Brazilian Quilombo Populations
Renan B. Lemes, Kelly Nunes, Diogo Meyer, Regina Célia Mingroni-Netto, and Paulo A. Otto

Genetic analysis of 17 Y-STRs in a Mestizo population from the Central Valley of Mexico
Carla Santana, Gino Noris, Marco Antonio Meraz-Ríos, Jonathan J. Magaña, Emma S. Calderon-Aranda, Leonor C. Acosta-Saavedra, Maria de Lourdes Muñoz, and Rocio Gómez

How Much DNA is Lost? Measuring DNA Loss of STR Length Fragments Targeted by the PowerPlex 16® System Using the Qiagen MinElute Purification Kit
Brian M. Kemp, Misa Winters, Cara Monroe, and Jodi Lynn Barta

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The following issues are available in print:


85.6: From Generation to Generation: The Genetics of Jewish Populations
85.1-3: Revisiting the "Negrito" Hypothesis

84.5: In Memoriam: Robert R. Sokal (1926–2012)

83.2: Integrating Genetic and Cultural Evolutionary Approaches to Language

82.5-6: Origins of the Populations of the Aleutian Islands

81.5-6: Honor of the 80th Anniversary of Human Biology: The Gabriel W. Lasker Award Winners, 19922008
81.2-3: Demography and Cultural Macroevolution