Importancia de la genealogía aplicada a estudios genéticos en Costa Rica

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Revista de Biología Tropical, ISSN: 0034-7744, Vol: 1, Issue: 2, Page: 423-450

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Meléndez Obando, Mauricio O.
Universidad de Costa Rica
genealogy; genetics; population; archives; Costa Rica; genealogía; genética; población; archivos
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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.