The Genographic Project Public Participation Mitochondrial DNA Database (Public Library of Sciences—Genetics)

Photo: A chart of mtdna haplogroups

The Genographic Project announces its first publication, a report on human mitochondrial DNA data from the first 18 months of the project, published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. The paper establishes Genographic as a leading repository for anthropological genetic information. Included is anonymous data from 78,590 public participants and important insights into modern human genetic diversity.