Friday, June 26, 2015

In the News: Tracing History, from Roman Times to Chernobyl


Fig.1. A radiation warning sign hangs on barbed wire outside a cafe in Pripyat, a city forced to evacuate after the Chernobyl disaster (Credit: D. Markosian, 2011)

Repositories can hold an amazing wealth of information, from genomic data on human evolution to environmental records of political change. Learn about these unique collections and the institutions that hold them in this Follow Friday post:



  • Genome repositories are invaluable resources for understanding key genetic and microbial changes in humans. The contents of this new repository stretch back to ancient times: “Data Bank Launched For Global Access To Ancient DNA,” ScienceDaily (17 June 2015)


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