Science Quiz / Ancient DNA True/False

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Are these statements about ancient DNA true or false?

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Mitochondrial DNA is easier to extract and sequence than nuclear DNA
Warm, humid climates are best for preservation of DNA
Sanger sequencing is the most efficient way to sequence ancient DNA
It is very difficult to detect contamination by humans when sequencing ancient H. sapiens DNA
Stretches of Neanderthal DNA in the H. sapiens genome have become shorter over time
Ancient DNA analysis can be used to track patterns of human migration
Neanderthals are ancestors to modern humans
DNA from organisms causing ancient infections and epidemics can be sequenced
Best practice for aDNA sequencing includes using a cleanroom, blank controls, and reproducibility of results
It is possible to sequence dinosaur DNA

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