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(1992) DNA testing in anthropology. A researcher with a mummified human brain. Dr. William Hausworth holding a 8000-year-old brain. In the background is equipment used in purifying synthetic DNA primers used in PCR analysis of ancient brain DNA. This and 90 similar specimens were found in a Native American burial pit, and are thought to be about 8000 years old. DNA fingerprinting of the specimens is being used to study family relationships within the group and to look for signs of hereditary diseases at the University of Florida. MODEL RELEASED

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(1992) DNA testing in anthropology. A researcher with a mummified human brain. Dr. William Hausworth holding a 8000-year-old brain.  In the background is equipment used in purifying synthetic DNA primers used in PCR analysis of ancient brain DNA.   This and 90 similar specimens were found in a Native American burial pit, and are thought to be about 8000 years old. DNA fingerprinting of the specimens is being used to study family relationships within the group and to look for signs of hereditary diseases at the University of Florida.  MODEL RELEASED