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Ancient DNA: Curse of the Pharaoh's DNA

Some researchers claim to have analysed DNA from Egyptian mummies. Others say that's impossible. Could new sequencing methods bridge the divide?

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Jo Marchant is author of Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer.

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Marchant, J. Ancient DNA: Curse of the Pharaoh's DNA. Nature 472, 404–406 (2011).

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