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Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify Diaspora Relatives of Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group in Northern Ghana

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LaKisha David | July 27, 2020, 6:44 a.m.
Scientific Article Genetic Genealogical Methods Used to Identify Diaspora Relatives of Members of the Kassena Ethnic Group in Northern Ghana LaKisha David *1, Leia Jones 2 , Judith Escamilla3 *1 contact@takir.org, CEO, The African Kinship Reunion; PhD Candidate, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2 ljones52@illinois.edu, Undergraduate, …
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Using SNPRelate to Construct Ghanaian Kassena Genetic Genealogy

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LaKisha David | July 13, 2020, 2:01 p.m.
One of the goals of The African Kinship Reunion is to construct the genetic genealogy of our participants from Africa. In this post, I discuss the genetic genealogy dendrogram (tree diagram) results produced using SNPRelate. The purpose of using SNPRelate was to obtain genetic relatedness connections among participants in the …
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Ghana, Kassena: Finding Safiah's Diaspora Relatives

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LaKisha David | Dec. 8, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Kabagworiwe Safiah and her parents Kabagworiwe Adam and Kabagworiwe Saleimabu are members of the Kassena ethnic group who have tested with Ancestry and subsequently had their DNA profiles uploaded to GEDmatch. This is a narrative of the practice of finding their relatives in GEDmatch. I did a one-to-many comparison for …
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TAKiR uses the H3Africa Array with 2.26 million markers!

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LaKisha David | Aug. 29, 2019, 1:46 a.m.
TAKiR uses the Infinium H3Africa Array (Illumina) with 2.26 million markers! The array design was submitted by the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) consortium design team. Our samples are analyzed by the Functional Genomics Unit of Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center. One of TAKiR's core projects involves encouraging …
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