DNA from old bones

K.C. Baker mbkxb at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk
Mon Jul 5 06:40:39 EST 1993

In article <Mills_h-020793154831 at pharm40.med.upenn.edu> Mills_h at a1.mscf.upenn.edu (Jason Mills) writes:
>In article <9306251536.AA14638 at pooh.UCSD.EDU>, andy at POOH.UCSD.EDU (Andy
>Dizon) wrote:
>> We have a need to amplify DNA from museum skull specimens.  When there is 
>> skin tissue stuck on the old bones, we expect we won't have any trouble.
>Last year, at Penn, we had a guy from the NCI come and speak (I think he
>may have been the director, in fact).  He talked about extracting DNA from
>sabre tooth tiger bones that had been preserved in La Brea tar pits.  I
>don't know if their protocol has been published or not (a Med-line search
>of "sabre-tooth" probably would not take too much time 8-), if you're
Surely the correct symbol to use here is this one:  8-)=

I think it's called a smileydon. 


Ken Baker.

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