Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
Very good news that they can get DNA from sediments in caves. Not only does it prevent damage to bones and teeth but it can be used in undisturbed caves where ancient human life is suspected.
I can't fathom how the DNA is uncontaminated.
This could be a game-changer for DNA evidence in trials getting thrown out.
"This could be a game-changer for DNA evidence in trials getting thrown out."
I think it may be the opposite.
The scientists have shown they can extract human DNA from ancient muck on the floor of a cave.
That probably means we're near to identifying every criminal in a heist, a killing or a gang rape by analysing the DNA evidence and identifying separate individuals.
That's what I meant. I wasn't clear. I think DNA evidence being thrown out will be a thing of the past.
Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:
I think DNA evidence being thrown out will be a thing of the past.
I agree with you. Another predicted theoretical device that analyses DNA in the air in a room where a crime has been committed seems to be close..
Saw it earlier. Makes sense. I've seen the same sort of thing for the chain of islands between Asia and North America. Islands popping up during the Ice Age and then gradually sinking below the waves as the sea level rose and the ice melted.
It's wonderful to actually be able to see my country as it was so many thousands of years ago.