14,000-year-old Siberian puppy makes RNA breakthrough

Published: 25/08/2019
14,000-year-old Siberian puppy makes RNA breakthrough
Source: WWW.THEHISTORYBLOG.COM

The body of a canid puppy preserved for 14,000 years in the Siberian permafrost has helped scientists make a crucial breakthrough in archaeological RNA analysis. In the right conditions, DNA can be extracted from archaeological remains thousands of years old, but the widely accepted hypothesis was that RNA degrades relatively quickly due to enzymatic action […]

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