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Degraded DNA and Paleogenomics

Though the first DNA sequences from an extinct organism were first extracted 30 years ago, the revolution in sequencing technology has recently allowed for the retrieval and characterization of ancient organisms dating back more than 50,000 years. This new capability has been used to address questions related to admixture, phylogenetic inference, and evolution writ large. This session will attract leading experts in the use of ancient DNA to discuss their recent findings related to both the optimization of methodology, and specific case studies pertaining to humans, plants, and animals.
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM-3:40 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 3
Organizer:
Greger Larson
1:30 PM
Population Genomics of Passenger Pigeons
Beth Shapiro, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz; Richard Green, University of California, Santa Cruz; André Elias Rodrigues Soares, UCSC/EEB; Ben Novak, UCSC/EEB; Russell Corbett-Detig, UC Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology

1:48 PM
Using Palaeogenomes to Calibrate the Evolutionary Histories of Ice Age Mammals
Love Dalen, Swedish Museum of Natural History; Eleftheria Palkopoulou, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Pontus Skoglund, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

2:24 PM
2:42 PM
A Paleogenomic Perspective on the Evolutionary History of Ice Age Equids
Peter D. Heintzman, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz; Grant D. Zazula, Government of Yukon, Department of Tourism and Culture; Mathias Stiller, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz; James A. Cahill, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz; Beth Shapiro, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz

3:00 PM
3:18 PM
Ancient Tuberculosis in the Americas
Anne Stone, Arizona State University; Tanvi Honap, Arizona State University; Ashild Vagene, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History; Alexander Herbig, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History; Michael Rosenberg, Arizona State University; Kirsten Bos, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History; Jane Buikstra, Arizona State University; Johannes Krause, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

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