Skrevet av Emne: Researchers Extract Human DNA From Cave Sediments  (Lest 356 ganger)

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"Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany have developed a new method of retrieving hominin DNA from sediments, even in the absence of skeletal remains.
In comparison with the amount of human-made tools and other artefacts available, skeletal remains of ancient humans and their ancestors are comparatively scarce and where such remains do exist, the recovery of viable DNA has long been the Holy Grail of many researchers.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have been looking into new ways of obtaining ancient human DNA and have turned their attention to sediment samples collected at seven archaeological sites."

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