Next Generation Sequencing in DNA Analysis of Historic Period Human Remains

Thursday, March 3, 6pm MTSU Science Building, Room 1003: Nationally known forensic chemist Kelly Elkins will speak about using modern techniques to analyze DNA extracted from historic bone and teeth. The results of next generation sequencing demonstrate the potential not only to obtain short tandem repeat (STR) profiles from historic bone and teeth, but also to retrieve phenotypic and biogeographical ancestry information and augment the bioarcheological analysis.

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