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Museum of London Report on the DNA Analyses of Four Roman Individuals

A team consisting of researchers at McMaster University and MYcroarray (Ann Arbor) conducted genetic analysis on four Roman individuals on display at the Museum of London.

Mar 09, 2016

Authors: Katherine Eaton, Ana T. Duggan, Alison Devault, and Hendrik Poinar


DNA was extracted from teeth roots from these individuals and enriched for whole mitochondrial genomes, hair and eye colour, and sex. Analysis revealed 3 genetic males and 1 genetic female all containing mitochondrial genomes of Eurasian origin.

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