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Genetic population data of Yfiler Plus kit from 1434 unrelated Hans in Henan Province (Central China)

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      Henan means “the south shore side of the Yellow River”. Located in the central part of the country and along the Yellow River (Fig. S1) [
      • Zheng X.
      • Zeng Z.
      • Meng X.
      • Xiang Z.
      • Zhu Y.
      • Yan H.
      Genetic data of 9 STR loci from Henan Province (Central China).
      ], consisting of silt-laden water and rich alluvial soil brought by the River, Henan covers the most southern part of the North China Plain. Having a population as 94.36 million as of 2014 December [
      • National Bureau of Statistics of China
      China Statistical Yearbook.
      ], Henan would be the 12th most populous country in the world if it were a country by itself. Widely regarded as the Cradle of Chinese civilization along with Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, Henan is known with over 5000 years of history and remained to be China’s cultural, economical, and political center until approximately 1000 years ago. So, the indigenous Han people living in this area are usually regarded as the very original Hans.
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