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Genome Biol. 2016 Jan 11;17:1. doi: 10.1186/s13059-015-0866-z.

Ancient DNA and the rewriting of human history: be sparing with Occam's razor.

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1
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SA, UK.
2
Institute for Maternal and Child Health, IRCCS BurloGarofolo, University of Trieste, 34137, Trieste, Italy.
3
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SA, UK. cts@sanger.ac.uk.

Abstract

Ancient DNA research is revealing a human history far more complex than that inferred from parsimonious models based on modern DNA. Here, we review some of the key events in the peopling of the world in the light of the findings of work on ancient DNA.

PMID:
26753840
PMCID:
PMC4707776
DOI:
10.1186/s13059-015-0866-z
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