ancient dna

30,000-year-old preserved DNA provides a window into the past

November 16th, 2012

Murdoch University scientists have used 30,000-year-old faecal matter to discover plants and animals that existed at that time in the Pilbara.

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Mystery of DNA decay unravelled

October 10th, 2012

A new study is finally laying to rest the debate over whether DNA from the age of the dinosaurs could survive to the present day.

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Unraveling the causes of the Ice Age megafauna extinctions

November 3rd, 2011

A study led by the University of Copenhagen and involving more than 40 academic institutions, including Murdoch University, has revealed that neither climate nor humans alone can account for the Ice Age mass extinctions.

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