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DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in western Europe
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DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in western Europe

Panos - Nov 20, 2019

These days it’s easy to resolve questions about paternity with over-the-counter test kits. Now, researchers have put DNA evidence together with long-term genealogical data to explore similar…

DNA tests confirm ancient Philistines were from Crete
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DNA tests confirm ancient Philistines were from Crete

Panos - Jul 04, 2019

A team of scientists found that the mysterious ancient Philistines were of European stock after examining their genetic composition. The international team, led by scientists from the…

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals
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The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

makis - Aug 03, 2017

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of Odysseus, King Agamemnon,…

DNA clue to origins of early Greek civilization
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DNA clue to origins of early Greek civilization

Panos - Aug 03, 2017

DNA is shedding light on the people who built Greece's earliest civilizations. Researchers analysed genetic data from skeletons dating to the Bronze Age, a period marked by…

DNA points to terrorist’s partner as helicopter hijacker
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DNA points to terrorist’s partner as helicopter hijacker

makis - Feb 24, 2016

Forensic evidence from a helicopter that was hijacked on Sunday appears to confirm that the woman who threatened the pilot at gunpoint was Pola Roupa, the partner…