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DNA: New Methods Yield Mammoth Samples

Science Mag article on our recent paper taking a metagenomics approach to the sequence of ancient mammoth DNA.

Dec 23, 2005

Author: Ann Gibbons
Media: Science Mag
Date: December 2005
 

Ancient DNA has always held the promise of a visit to a long-vanished world of extinct animals, plants, and even humans. But although researchers have sequenced short bits of ancient DNA from organisms including potatoes, cave bears, and even Neandertals, most samples have been too damaged or contaminated for meaningful results.

DNA: New Methods Yield Mammoth Samples - Science Mag