Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues

From ABC Science, 31 May 2017: Mummies from ancient Egypt have revealed another secret — some of them share very little of the sub-Saharan African ancestry that dominates the genetic heritage of modern Egyptians. The discovery, published today in Nature Communications, suggests the African heritage evident in modern Egyptian populations may have been the result Continue reading Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues

DNA dating study kills off ‘Jurassic Park’

From ABC Science Online, News in Science, 10 October: Reconstructing dinosaurs from ancient DNA has been dealt a blow with a new study finding genetic material can only last one million years. An international team of researchers reached the finding after analysing DNA extracted from bones of the extinct New Zealand moa. They found that Continue reading DNA dating study kills off ‘Jurassic Park’