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The Devil’s in the D-tales: How ancient DNA is demystifying today

Analysis of up to 100,000-year-old DNA at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA promises to throw new light on some of today’s most intriguing questions.

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Using ancient DNA to study climate change, mass extinctions, and human evolution

Ancient DNA provides a unique means to watch evolution occurring in real time.  By tracking genetic changes in ancient populations we can examine the effects of major climatic changes on animal and plant populations from around the world through the last 100,000 years, as well as human impacts and other evolutionary phenomena such as volcanic […]

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Watching evolution in action

Ancient DNA provides a unique means to observe evolution occurring in real time. By tracking genetic changes in ancient populations from around the world we can examine the effects of major climatic changes on animal and plant populations through time, and compare these to human impacts, as well as other evolutionary phenomena such as volcanic […]

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