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Ancient DNA (aDNA): What is it? Why is it important?- Fact Sheet

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2014
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Abstract
As genetic research is increasingly applied to new areas of study, including in archaeological and heritage contexts, a range of questions arise concerning the social, ethical, legal, and political implications of ancient DNA. This fact sheet explains the nature and challenges of aDNA research, and why information from it is important and relevant to people today.
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The IPinCH Fact Sheet initiative aims to provide information and guidance on important issues emerging in cultural heritage research. RESOURCESDeclarationsReportsPublicationsPresentationsVideosPodcastsFact SheetsTeaching ResourcesReading ListsLinks
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English
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