Ancient skeletons used to map the genetic history of Rome

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An increasing number of studies have used DNA sampled from ancient skeletons to fill in important details of human history. In a new study, published November 8 in Science, Stanford researchers and their European colleagues drew on ancient DNA to construct the first genetic history of Rome. Their data reveal major shifts in the ancestry of people living in Rome, as well as several smaller shifts corresponding to important events in the history and politics of Rome.
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