STR typing of ancient DNA extracted from hair shafts of Siberian mummies.

@article{Amory2007STRTO,
  title={STR typing of ancient DNA extracted from hair shafts of Siberian mummies.},
  author={S Amory and Christine Keyser and Eric Crub{\'e}zy and Bertrand Ludes},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2007},
  volume={166 2-3},
  pages={218-29}
}
The aim of this study was to determine if ancient hair shafts could be suitable for nuclear DNA analysis and to develop an efficient and straightforward protocol for DNA extraction and STR typing of ancient specimens. The developed method was validated on modern and forensic samples and then successfully applied on ancient hairs collected from Siberian mummies dating from the 16th to the early 19th centuries. In parallel extractions including or excluding a washing step were performed at least… CONTINUE READING