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Response to Comment on "Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing of Mitochondria from Ancient Hair Shafts"

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Science  07 Nov 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5903, pp. 857
DOI: 10.1126/science.1158565

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Debruyne et al. challenge the findings of our study and imply that we argue that hair shafts are an overall superior source of ancient DNA than bone. However, the authors are misreading and misinterpreting the conclusions of our study; we claim nothing further than that hair shaft represents an excellent source material for the shotgun sequencing of mitochondrial DNA genomes.

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