A sample of Chilean individuals from the northern area of Santiago, the capital of Chile, was studied. The current Chilean population was sprung from the admixture between aborigine populations of mongoloid origin (Amerindians) and Spanish conquerors of Caucasian origin. Blood samples from unrelated blood donors were randomly collected in the Hospital San José. An appropriate informed consent was obtained from all of them according to the Ethical Board of the Medicine School of the University of Chile.
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