Thursday, 5 April 2018

Are you mitochondrial DNA U5b2b5?

The FBI extracted DNA from a highly degraded 4000-year-old Egyptian Mummy head, in the interests of testing and improving forensic technique.
In yet another demonstration of advance in ancient DNA extraction and analysis the authors determined the mitochondrial DNA haplogroup as U5b2b5, and it was from a male.
If that's your haplogroup you could have a new ancient relative—the Great Overlord Djehutynakht.
Read more on The History Blog and the original article in the journal Genes.

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