Latest Ancient DNA Stories
Scientists have finally managed to extract DNA from some of these giant kangaroos - the mysterious marsupial megafauna that roamed Australia over 40,000 years ago.
Using a groundbreaking technique involving the fields of both archaeology and genomics, a large team of international researchers has found that Europeans were largely lactose intolerant until about 3,000 years ago – much later than previously thought.
By sequencing the mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers for the first time, researchers have discovered evidence supporting an Early Neolithic pioneer maritime colonization of mainland Europe that involved expansion through Cyprus and the Aegean Islands.
It is commonly agreed in the scientific community that Polynesians expanded their culture throughout the South Pacific some 3,000 years ago and later arrived in places like Tahiti and Hawaii. But did the Polynesians make it all the way to South America?
Researchers have developed a new method to pick out ancient DNA from fossils and remains even after becoming contaminated from the DNA of handlers or from the environment.
Working with a nearly 200-year-old sample of preserved intestine, researchers at McMaster University and the University of Sydney have traced the bacterium behind a global cholera pandemic that killed millions – a version of the same bug that continues to strike vulnerable populations in the world's poorest regions.
Lintech Components has completed the qualification process to become a certified Signature DNA Marker. Ronkonkoma, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Lintech
It has long been known that ancient Vikings buried dead slaves with their masters, but new isotopic research of ancient skeletal remains is providing at least one researcher with more evidence of how these people lived their lives – more notably what their diets were like.
Research just published in the journal PLOS ONE by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester can now confirm that the existence of DNA in amber fossils is highly unlikely
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.