Eske Willerslev

Dec. 18, 2009

The Dirt on Mammoth DNA

Researchers examining DNA evidence gathered from soil samples say that the woolly mammoth may have survived for thousands of years longer than the fossil record indicates.

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Jul. 06, 2007

Ancient Dna Offers Clues About Climate Change

What can ancient DNA can tell us about the effects of climate change?

dna, ice cores, greenland, climate change

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