Re: DNA testing of ancestral MATERIAL ... #dna


Barbara C. Johnson <barbaracjohnson@...>
 

Good question. What about ashes?

ScheinmanA@... wrote:


Hi. Are you able to test DNA-containing material, as opposed to cheek swabs?
In other words, say I have a letter >from someone or a lock of hair, and that
person is long dead .... do you or will you offer testing of the DNA on the
portion that was licked? I realize that there are contamination problems,
but assuming the DNA isn't too degraded, couldnt you get an idea of how
contaminated it is, i.e. whether it comes >from a single source, or from
multiple sources?

Andrew Scheinman

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