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  • Study of mitochondrial DNA ties ancient remains to living descendants

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      University of Illinois anthropology professor Ripan S. Malhi led an analysis that links ancient and present-day Native Americans in British Columbia, Canada.

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  • To reach Ripan Malhi, call 217-265-0721; email malhi@illinois.edu. The paper, “Ancient DNA Analysis of Mid-Holocene Individuals From the Northwest Coast of North America Reveals Different Evolutionary Paths for Mitogenomes,” is available online.