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(1992) Mummy's DNA testing. Dr. Svante Paabo taking a sample from a 2000 year old mummy's foot for DNA analysis. DNA obtained from the foot was compared with DNA from present day Egyptians and people from surrounding countries. This is part of research into the amount of ethnic mixing within the population of the upper Nile region. The mummy is about 2000 years old. University of California at Berkeley. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the molecule responsible for carrying the genetic code, which is slightly different in every individual. Familial traits can be traced by studying the differences. Taking DNA from preserved humans gives a good account of how humans spread across the world. ). MODEL RELEASED

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(1992) Mummy's DNA testing. Dr. Svante Paabo taking a sample from a 2000 year old mummy's foot for DNA analysis. DNA obtained from the foot was compared with DNA from present day Egyptians and people from surrounding countries. This is part of research into the amount of ethnic mixing within the population of the upper Nile region. The mummy is about 2000 years old. University of California at Berkeley.  DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the molecule responsible for carrying the genetic code, which is slightly different in every individual. Familial traits can be traced by studying the differences. Taking DNA from preserved humans gives a good account of how humans spread across the world. ). MODEL RELEASED