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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of genetic material from long-dead, often extinct, organisms.

pa′le·o·ge·net′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
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Key words: archaeology; DNA; Franklin expedition; Northwest Passage; paleogenetics; tuberculosis; William Braine
Different research fields, for instance archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistics and, more recently, human paleogenetics, have made contributions to the discussion.
Recent advances in paleogenetics is shedding new light into the complex evolution of humans in Europe, helping researchers piece together the events that ultimately created what is now known as modern man.
(48) Pauling tambien utilizo los terminos paleogenetica quimica (Chemical Paleogenetics) y Paleobioquimica (Paleobiochemistry) al hablar sobre el Reloj molecular
The forty scholars from different countries who made this erudite sum possible address the fossil, genetic and archaeological evidence and examine the ways these have so far been interpreted, using a variety of approaches from paleogenetics, comparative biology, primatology, behavioural ecology, historical linguistics, paleolithic archaeology, cognitive science and social anthropology.