A new method that combines DNA sample preparation from hair shafts with whole-genome shotgun sequencing on 454’s platform may find applications in population genetics, ancient DNA studies, and forensics, according to experts.
 
But they caution that the approach needs to be further refined in order to be widely applicable in these fields.
 

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