Review Paper. Ancient DNA

  title={Review Paper. Ancient DNA},
  author={Eske Willerslev and Alan Cooper},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={16 - 3}
  • E. WillerslevA. Cooper
  • Published 7 January 2005
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
In the past two decades, ancient DNA research has progressed from the retrieval of small fragments of mitochondrial DNA from a few late Holocene specimens, to large-scale studies of ancient populations, phenotypically important nuclear loci, and even whole mitochondrial genome sequences of extinct species. However, the field is still regularly marred by erroneous reports, which underestimate the extent of contamination within laboratories and samples themselves. An improved understanding of… 

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