Russian professor researches ancient genes

Tatiana Tatarinova, associate professor of biology and Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in Computational Biology, was given the remains of 12,000-year-old human teeth from a curator in Russia. The teeth were found in another grave mixed with the remains of another nomadic group. The human remains are believed to be from a group of Caucasian-Asian nomadic people that went extinct after being murdered by a Medieval tribe. With Tatarinova’s gene research and knowledge of ancient genes she hopes to identify which group these extinct people belonged too and a little more about their lives. / photo by Cortney Mace
Tatiana Tatarinova, associate professor of biology and Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in Computational Biology, was given the remains of 12,000-year-old human teeth from a curator in Russia. The teeth were found in another grave mixed with the remains of another nomadic group. The human remains are believed to be from a group of Caucasian-Asian nomadic people that went extinct after being murdered by a Medieval tribe. With Tatarinova’s gene research and knowledge of ancient genes she hopes to identify which group these extinct people belonged too and a little more about their lives. / photo by Cortney Mace
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