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Importance of Australian Aboriginal mtDNA Research

Another interesting report on the research being conducted by Ray Tobler and Alan Cooper at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA Geneticists trace an Australian migration using Aboriginal artefacts

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Confirmation of First Australians

Key points: Human remains at Lake Mungo are the oldest in Australia 2001 research suggested Mungo Man had unusual DNA This challenged dominant view of human evolution Latest research shows DNA was contaminated You can read about the findings at … Continue reading

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Pleistocene DNA Discoveries

Mitochondrial DNA analysis of a number of skeletons dating from between , reveal that human migration into Europe is much more complicated than previously thought. A new article in New Scientist reviews the findings. The original article from Cell can … Continue reading

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Genome of mummified Inca child sequenced

Here is another great success story about the use of mitochondrial DNA for learning about our ancestors. A partially frozen 500-year-old mummy of an Incan child was found by mountaineers in 1985 in the mountains of Argentina. Part of the … Continue reading

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