An ethnic genetics – case study of B&H: facts, fallacies and myths

  • Rifat Hadžiselimović University of Sarajevo - Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Abstract

The post-war period (1996 to presence) in the Western Balkans is colored by a kind of competition among (pseudo) scientists and self-proclaimed experts in search for the deepest roots of a particular ethnic group. General conclusions have been reached based of the distribution of a single or only few genetic markers, with no reference to the specific pheno-genotype system studied. The conclusions were all biased by earlier misconceptions and myths about the successive colonization of the Balkans and the inter-genetic relationships among regional populations. In this paper we elaborate methodology and limitations and misconceptions that arise from unsubstantiated use thereof.

Published
2019-12-24
How to Cite
HADŽISELIMOVIĆ, Rifat. An ethnic genetics – case study of B&H: facts, fallacies and myths. Genetics & Applications, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 1-8, dec. 2019. ISSN 2566-431X. Available at: <http://www.genapp.ba/index.php/genapp/article/view/111>. Date accessed: 20 feb. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.31383/ga.vol3iss3pp1-8.
Section
Reviews