Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

Successful direct amplification of nuclear markers from a single hair follicle

DNA ProfileForensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
June 2013, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 238-243

Renée Ottens, Duncan Taylor, Damien Abarno, Adrian Linacre

We report on successful amplification of DNA profiles from a single hair. Direct amplification was used on the root tip of both anagen and telogen hairs using a kit to amplify 15 STR loci.

DNA Research Reveals Uros People of Peru and Bolivia to Have Distinctive Genetic Ancestries

Uros IslandsNew genetic research led by the Genographic Project team shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano of the central Andes some 3,700 years ago.