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Ancient Cave Bear DNA Extracted and Decoded

Farmer Jimbo Re:Jurassic Park (130 comments)

The article in this story is mainly focused on the problem of DNA contamination. Microbes mostly, but also othe sources such as the palentoligists themselves. They used a dog DNA-map as a reference since they are closely related (we think).

Now imagine trying the same thing on the dessicated remains of a misquito gut. Think their might be some comtamination in there? Putting aside the issue of a 40,000 year old sample versus a 180 million year old sample.

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