Ancient DNA and the rewriting of human history: be sparing with Occam's razor.

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Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Haber, Marc; Mezzavilla, Massimo; Xue, Yali; Tyler-Smith, Chris
Year of Publication: 2016
Journal: Genome Biol
Volume: 17
Pagination: 1
Date Published: 2016
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1474-760X

Ancient DNA research is revealing a human history far more complex than that inferred from parsimonious models based on modern DNA. Here, we review some of the key events in the peopling of the world in the light of the findings of work on ancient DNA.

DOI: 10.1186/s13059-015-0866-z
Alternate Journal: Genome Biol.