SOURCE: The Conversation
What Will Nobel Recognition Mean for Ancient Human DNA Studies?
by Mary Prendergast
An archaeologist sees the recogntion of paleogenomics as a vital tool to reinvigorate the field's access to knowledge about early humans, but warns that the science needs to be accompanied by ethical self-reflection to respect the remains of indigenous people and avoid giving credence to pseudoscientific racism.
Human Tissue Preserved since World War I Yields New Clues about 1918 Pandemic
"The partial genomes hold some tantalizing clues that the infamous flu strain may have adapted to humans between the pandemic’s first and second waves."
40 years later, genomics could let Vietnam identify war dead
The march of progress in genetic analysis could give them this chance, as the country prepares to host the largest mass identification effort in history, potentially involving hundreds of thousands of bodies in the end.
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