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Coming up this September:
http://palaeobarn.com/isba7
Planning of the upcoming seventh International Symposium on Biomolecular Archeology (ISBA7) in September 2016 has begun. Confirmed Date: 14th Sep 2016 - 16th Sep 2016. Confirmed Venue: The Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Please bookmark this page or follow us on Twitter to stay up ...
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Something a little fun for the day and to remember if/when you watch Jurassic World! Just remember folks, dino DNA will not survive.
http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/5-science-facts-jurrasic-world-totally-ignored
Jurassic World came roaring into our cinemas recently, grabbing a lot of attention and generating a lot of media hype. Many fans were and are excited about a new take on the classic Jurassic Park, curious to see how the directors would put a fresh spin on the cult film.
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Revolutionary new methods for extracting, purifying, and sequencing ever-more-ancient DNA have opened an unprecedented window into the history of life on Earth.
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Epigenetic marks (that's what determines which genes are expressed) have been found in ancient human remains. From Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150528124515.htm
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So who is reading this book? I am, currently up to chapter 6.
Read the New Scientist article:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630221.600-how-to-clone-a-mammoth-but-should-we.html?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=hoot&cmpid=SOC%257CNSNS%257C2015-GLOBAL-hoot#.VXW1_0ZCeDh AND/OR
Watch this video
http://www.c-span.org/video/?325981-1/beth-shapiro-clone-mammoth
Any thoughts on the book?
With the science nearly upon us, a new book highlights the ethical and logistical issues of bringing back proxies of extinct animals such as the woolly mammoth
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For those of you in the USA: June 24 PBS
http://www.pbs.org/first-peoples/home/
First Peoples will air on Wednesdays, 9/8c, beginning June 24 on PBS. 200,000 years ago we took our first steps on the African savanna. Today there are 7 billion of us living across planet earth. How did our ancestors beat the odds and spread from continent to continent? What was the secret to their success?
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This is a forum for discussing anything to do with ancient genetics; for any epoch, any species and any methodology. Anyone can post to ask questions and share events/ conferences. It is for academics AND the public, so even if you are not an ancient genetics researcher, please feel free to get involved! And if you are, then please use the forum to get your research out into the public domain. Researchers: Please sign up for the jiscmail forum list. Follow the link below.

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My monthly blog is a review on Beth Shapiro's How to Clone a Mamoth. So if you are fed up with the inaccurate science from Jurassic World, then perhaps I can persuade you to get the low-down on the real science!
http://www.sciencebrainwaves.com/blogs/biology/resurrection-2-book-review-how-to-clone-a-mammoth-beth-shapiro-princeton-university-press-2015/
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Modern Eurasian peoples are genetically speaking not more than a couple of thousand years old. It was during the Bronze Age that the last major chapters were written in the story of the genetic past of Europe and central Asia. In a new study scientists have generated the largest ancient genomic study to date, and in doing so established how the foundation for modern Eurasia was laid.
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Autopsy is being carried out on a mummified dog. Let's wait and see what the DNA results will bring!
http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0121-autopsy-carried-out-in-far-east-on-only-mummified-dog-ever-found-in-the-world/
12,000-year-old remains of puppy were discovered perfectly intact sealed inside permafrost.
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The mitochondria of a steppe bison has been sequenced. The bison remains are 19,000 years old and from a French cave.
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0128267
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They sequenced the genomes of 101 people! Dated between 3000 BC and 700 AD.
http://www.nature.com/news/dna-data-explosion-lights-up-the-bronze-age-1.17723?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20150611
Population-scale studies suggest that migrants spread steppe language and technology.
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