NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In BMC Genetics, Polish researchers report on the ancient DNA analysis that they used to take a peek back at social organization patterns in a native population in Peru prior to Columbus' journey to the Americas. The analysis relied on DNA from bone and tooth samples from 41 individuals found at six traditional burial sites, known as chullpas, in the Arequipa area of Peru.

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