(aDNA) extraction from the
jawbone of a Neanderthal (H.
DNA has been recovered
from fossil remains of humans and human relatives, including
dozens of Neanderthals
and so-called "Hobbits"
(Homo floresiensis). Obstacles include contamination of
fossil material with contemporary DNA, human or
otherwise. One method is to use dental equipment to extract
tissue from teeth. aDNA has also been used to explore
the ancestry of Beothuck
Text © 2016 by Steven