Ancient bone DNA amplified

  title={Ancient bone DNA amplified},
  author={E. Hagelberg and B. Sykes and R. Hedges},
Reports the successful extraction and amplification of DNA from human bones between 300 and 5500 years of age. Genetic information can be recovered from ancient skeletal material if contamination by modern DNA is avoided. Describes experimental technique and results on a range of bone samples. 

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