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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New release of ADMIXTOOLS with two additional programs

ADMIXTOOLS 3.0 is now available at github via the Reich Lab site. The updated package includes minor bugfixes and improvements and two new programs: qpWave and qpAdm for studying migration and admixture. Scroll down the page at the link below.

Reich Lab software

Documentation is minimal, but I'm told that users of the old ADMIXTOOLS should be able to get things running. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but I'm looking forward to trying qpWave and qpAdm, hopefully this weekend.

Update 16/03/2015: Modeling Yamnaya with qpAdm


Ryan said...

Tangential but somewhat related question:

Looking to get some commercial DNA testing done with my family. Do you (or anyone else) recommend one company over the others?

Davidski said...

It depends what you're looking for. 23andMe still offers the most detailed analysis of the genome, and I'd say most value for money.

But last I looked, AncestryDNA had a more interesting breakdown of ancestry. Their raw data also has more markers, and these markers are all observed (as opposed to some being imputed, like at 23andMe). As you probably know, there's a lot you can do with raw data after a little online research.

Gill said...

Does AncestryDNA offer paternal/maternal haplogroups like 23andMe or are those separate tests like with Family Tree DNA?

Strandloper said...

@ Gill
I found this on wiki about Ancestry DNA: "Note also that Ancestry do not currently have any facility to test single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to confirm haplogroup predictions. "

Chad Rohlfsen said...

If you're only interested in uni-parental markers, go through FTDNA. If you're more interested in your aDNA, then either Ancestry or 23andme, are the best.