April 26, 2014 · 1:00 PM
Hacking Genetic Data III:
We now know how data is obtained, what a SNP is, and where we can get original data required for a reference population.
This final discussion will talk about what we need to know to take a set of SNP data and determine your ancestry. We will discuss such things as:
1. Basic and/or relevant population genetics and/or phylogenetics2. Genetic distance matrices3. Ways in which 23 & Me constructs ancestry data4. Potential methods & software freely available for doing an analysis
Please bring a computer to follow along as we search through what is freely available online. At the end of this discussion, as a group we should be able to figure out where we can obtain data to set up an analysis, and what type of software we have available. If time permits and I can get a sample data set together beforehand we will run a basic analysis.