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Korea DNA

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  • June 2016 - Y-DNA haplogroup designations updated to reflect 2016 ISOGG nomenclature
  • January 31, 2013 - Deep clade testing from a project participant results in the first occurrence of Haplogroup D2. This haplogroup is particularly common in Japan among Ryukyuans and Ainu, and suggests gene flow between Korea and Japan. D2 is rarely found outside the Japanese archipelago. 
  • September 7, 2012 - Preliminary y-chromosomal DNA (yDNA) patterns illustrate a high frequency of Haplogroup O in participant results, and a significant frequency of Haplogroup C. Most members belonging to Haplogroup C fall within the C3 subclade, and share affinities with populations of Central Asia and Siberia, such as Mongolians, Evens, and Buryats. Of those belonging to Haplogroup O, two have been assigned to subclades: O2b and O3a, respectively. The project recommends Deep Clade testing for those who have not yet tested for subclades beneath Haplogroup O. The haplogroup is present throughout Southeast and East Asia, and refinement may uncover distinct patterns in areas historically influenced by Koreans. 
  • June 6, 2012 - Preliminary mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results of project participants suggest prehistoric movements from Central Asia (Haplogroups M, N9a) and Northeast Asia (Haplogroups AB7, D4a1c) into the Korean peninsula. Deep clade testing could further refine these results for a clearer picture into the mitochondrial heritage of these lineages.
  • November 29, 2011 - The Korea DNA Project is launched.