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mitochondrial dna

Shhh… Science in action
August 27, 2010 · 3 Comments

This story starts in Italy and will then take us to the Tarim Basin in Northwestern China. It features a well-known mummy (Oetzi) and one of the best preserved mummies in the world (The Beauty of Xiaohe). It contains data from in-depth DNA analysis performed on one mummy and holds the promise of similar date […]

A Pinky’s Promise
April 9, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

In the summer of 2008, a multi-national team of Russian, European and American researchers found a small bone at a remote cave site in Siberia. At the time of discovery researchers had been working at the Denisova cave, located in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia for several years already. Moreover, the cave was open to […]

Genetics and Archaeology: Helping Us Understand the Past
January 22, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Recently I came across several examples of how genetic information has greatly helped us understand the past. Quite often this data is gathered in the most unexpected places. Consider these examples. In an article published in December 2009, an international group of scientists addresses the issue of the extinction of North American megafauna traditionally dated some […]



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