New findings in ancient Irish DNA

Ballynahatty Woman - 5,200-year-old Neolithic farmer

Ballynahatty Woman – 5,200-year-old Neolithic farmer

Ancient DNA sheds light on Irish origins

This article from BBC Science & Environment shows the latest findings about the ancient DNA of the Irish. Geneticists from Trinity College in Dublin and archeologists from Queen’s University in Belfast have succeeded in sequencing the genome of a 5,200-year-old female Neolithic farmer and a 4,000-year-old male from the Bronze Age.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35179269

 

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