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Oldest DNA

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The oldest sample of plant DNA has been found — and it was found directly in soil, not in fossils. What could this mean for paleontology and forensic science?

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Eske Willerslev
* Molecular Biologist, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark