Monday, January 28, 2019

DNA tool allows you to trace your ancient ancestry

.Scientists have created a tool which can more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations 

.The tool allows people to discover how similar they are to the Roman Britons, Vikings or ancient Israelites

Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual’s similarity to ancient people who once roamed the earth.

Currently the study of ancient DNA requires a lot of information to classify a skeleton to a population or find its biogeographical origins.

Now scientists have defined a new concept called Ancient Ancestry Informative Markers (aAIMs) – a group of mutations that are sufficiently informative to identify and classify ancient populations.

To read more of the article from "EurekAlert" hit here