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Ancient DNA Analysis

Analysis of ancient DNA (aDNA) is new powerful means to study biological excavation specimens and answer paleontological and archaeological science questions.

Comprehensive genome sequencing of genetic material, salvaged into ancient biological specimens (bones and teeth of human and animals, seeds, wood, food residues etc.), can shed light into various anthropological and historical events related to the human origin, the migrations of populations, the domestication of species, the identity and appearance of individuals, diet information, genetic diseases and pathogens.