An autosome is a non-sex chromosome. Humans have 22 pairs of autosomes, which are numbered 1 through 22, and one pair of sex chromosomes (the X and Y).

Q Arm

The Q Arm is the longer of the two sides (long arm) of a chromosome.

Autosomal DNA (atDNA)

Autosomal DNA is DNA from one of our chromosomes located in the cell nucleus. It generally excludes the sex chromosomes. Humans have 22 pairs of autosomal chromosomes and a pair of sex chromosomes. Source: "autosome". [...]


Ashkenazi is the branch of the Jewish population that settled in Germany and then Eastern Europe during the Jewish Diaspora.


Anthropology is the study of human origins and culture.