Prehistoric genes

1991/09/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

Using molecular biology techniques, the genes present in the HLA tissue group of a skeleton of 7,500 years ago have been studied.

Researchers from California analyze the genes present in the HLA tissue group of a skeleton of 7,500 years ago using molecular biology techniques. The DNA molecules have been extracted from a skull of 165 skeletal archaeologies discovered in the place called Windows of Florida. With this study, it is expected to clarify the genetic relations between the former inhabitants of America and the current Amerindians.