Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
The search for a BioGeographical Tool that uses Biological information, like DNA, to predict one's Geographical origin has occupied scientists for decades. Modern biogeographical algorithms employing DNA achieve an accuracy of 700 km in Europe but are highly inaccurate elsewhere. We developed an admixture-based Geographic Population Structure (GPS) tool that accurately infers the biogeography of worldwide individuals, in some cases, down to their village of origin. The remarkable accuracy and power of GPS underscore its premise for genetic genealogy.