NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Griffith University in Australia announced on Tuesday a collaboration to sequence DNA from ancient human remains to determine the origins of populations from Southeast Asian and Australia.

The research, which is being conducted on remains dating back 45,000 years, is supported by a three-year, A$550,000 (US$569,617) Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, and will be conducted in partnership with the University of Auckland in New Zealand; University of New South Wales in Sydney; and University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

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