NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sequencing the animal DNA present in parchment could help scientists trace the history of livestock agriculture, a study published on Monday said.

In the study in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, a team of scientists led by Matthew Teasdale and Daniel Bradley at Trinity College, Dublin showed how next-generation sequencing of parchment samples could help researchers uncover geographic and temporal variety in animal husbandry practices.

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