The importance of genealogy applied to genetic research in Costa Rica.

The extensive develop- ment of genealogical studies based on archival documents has provided powerful support for genetic research in Costa Rica over the past quarter century. As a result, several questions of population history have been answered, such as those involving hereditary illnesses, sugge...

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Autor Principal: Meléndez Obando, Mauricio O.
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/15276
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/26179
Sumario: The extensive develop- ment of genealogical studies based on archival documents has provided powerful support for genetic research in Costa Rica over the past quarter century. As a result, several questions of population history have been answered, such as those involving hereditary illnesses, suggesting additional avenues and questions as well. Similarly, the preservation of massive amounts of historical documentation highlights the major advantages that the Costa Rican population offers to genetic research.