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Jul 24 2015 | Science AAAS
...Schroeder and his colleagues are attempting to extract and sequence ancient DNA from a member of the extinct Taíno tribe, who lived in the Caribbean before Christopher Columbus arrived. They hope to shed light on how and when people arrived in the Caribbean, one of the last regions of the world...
Jul 21 2015 | Stanford News
Today, in Science, an international team of geneticists, evolutionary biologists, and statisticians concluded that all Native Americans descended from a single immigration event out of Siberia. The team looked at the DNA from 110 modern Native Americans and 23 who died 200 to 6,000 years ago and...
Jun 27 2015 | Stanford Daily | Posted In: Faculty
"A new study using DNA technology found an 8,500-year-old skeleton from Kennewick, Washington to be closely related to Native Americans, refuting a previous study that concluded it was Japanese or Polynesian."  
Jun 18 2015 | Stanford Medicine News Center | Posted In: Faculty
"The 8,500-year-old skeleton found in Washington, in 1996, has been the subject of a dispute. Now, genetic analyses of the ancient DNA suggest he is an ancestor of present-day Native Americans."
Mar 12 2015 | GenomeWeb | Posted In: Faculty
"Drawing on techniques it honed working with ancient DNA, researchers from Stanford University have designed a targeted next-generation sequencing panel for forensic applications that they say is amenable to degraded DNA and mixed samples."