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What does HGDP stand for?

HGDP stands for Human Genome Diversity Project

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To determine the genetic relationships, Daniel Falush of the Environmental Research Institute in Cork, Ireland, and his colleagues analyzed a data set from the Human Genome Diversity Project, which contained more than 2,500 single gene variations from 927 people of 53 different ethnicities.
A prime example of this is the Human Genome Diversity Project, HGD, set up by an international consortium of scientists, universities, governments and private researchers in North America and Europe.
The scientists, who come from several institutions participating in the Chinese Human Genome Diversity Project, examined genetic relationships among 28 of China's 56 official ethnic groups, including the majority Han population.
First proposed in a letter to Genomics in 1991, the international Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP) has become embroiled in public controversy that has pitted geneticists against not only ethicists, but anthropologists and indigenous peoples as well - before it has even been funded.