Authenticating Ancient Human Mitochondrial DNA

@article{Montiel2001AuthenticatingAH,
  title={Authenticating Ancient Human Mitochondrial DNA},
  author={Rafael Montiel and Rafael Assumpcio Paolo Malgosa and Rafael Assumpcio Paolo Francalacci},
  journal={Human Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={73},
  pages={689 - 713}
}
The use of ancient DNA techniques in human studies has been hampered by problems of contamination with modern human DNA. The main problem has been that the object of study belongs to the same species as the observer, and the complete elimination of the contamination risk is seemingly unlikely. Contamination has even been detected in the most specialized laboratories in this field. In these kinds of studies it is therefore very important to detect contamination and to distinguish contaminants… Expand

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