In this episode, we speak with Tábita Hünemeier, a professor at the University of the South Pacific’s Institute of Biological Sciences, who explains how ancient genome mapping works.
In an article published in the magazine temper nature In the first half of this year researchers from the University Cambridge, in EnglandAnd He reviewed a ten-year-old study that analyzed the ancient human genome..
He investigated work on hair strands that are more than 4,000 years old. The wires were frozen and attached to a whalebone comb, which was found in the 1980s in Greenland, but has only been genetically reconstructed since 2010. This was the first reconstruction of an ancient genome.
To explain how this research is done, we spoke with Tábita HünemeierProfessor in the Department of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology at the Institute of Biological Sciences (IB) at the University of the South Pacific.
Reporting and narration: Karina Tarasyuk
Produced by: Denis Pacheco
Sound editing and music composition: Andre Light and Guilherme Calassa, under the direction of Guilherme Fiorentini.
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