Standardized Subsets of the HGDP-CEPH Human Genome Diversity Cell Line Panel, Accounting for Atypical and Duplicated Samples and Pairs of Close Relatives


  • Noah A. Rosenberg

    1. Department of Human Genetics, Bioinformatics Program, and the Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, 2017 Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218 USA, Phone: (734) 615-9556, Fax: (734) 615-6553. E-mail:
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The HGDP-CEPH Human Genome Diversity Cell Line Panel is a widely-used resource for studies of human genetic variation. Here, pairs of close relatives that have been included in the panel are identified. Together with information on atypical and duplicated samples, the inferred relative pairs suggest standardized subsets of the panel for use in future population-genetic studies.