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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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Different research fields, for instance archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistics and, more recently, human paleogenetics, have made contributions to the discussion.
Sample preparation, aDNA extraction, and PCR were performed at the Paleogenetics Unit (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro) an isolated environment exclusively dedicated to aDNA research.
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.