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Group Meeting 26/03/18

Speaker: LIU Jiaojiao

Time: 13:00 – 14:00, Mar 26, 2018

Venue: Room 315, SIBS Main Building

Title: Quantitative analysis of population-scale family trees with millions of relatives


Family trees have vast applications in multiple fields from genetics to anthropology and economics. However, the collection of extended family trees is tedious and usually relies on resources with limited geographical scope and complex data usage restrictions. Here, we collected 86 million profiles from publicly-available online data shared by genealogy enthusiasts. After extensive cleaning and validation, we obtained population-scale family trees, including a single pedigree of 13 million individuals. We leveraged the data to partition the genetic architecture of longevity by inspecting millions of relative pairs and to provide insights into the geographical dispersion of families. We also report a simple digital procedure to overlay other datasets with our resource in order to empower studies with population-scale genealogical data.

Speaker: LOU Haiyi

Time: 14:00 – 15:00, Mar 26, 2018

Venue: Room 315, SIBS Main Building

Topic: Work Progress

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