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Going for the old: ancient DNA draws a crowd

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Science  29 Oct 1993:
Vol. 262, Issue 5134, pp. 655-656
DOI: 10.1126/science.7901907


Approximately 170 researchers interested in reconstructing the past convened for the 2nd International Conference on Ancient DNA, held in Washington, D.C., from 7 to 9 October. While rejuvenated celluloid dinosaurs have grabbed headlines this year, these scientists were more concerned with topics such as tracing ancient human populations and understanding how DNA can survive the millennia.