Ethical challenges in ancient DNA research have global reach

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The complex ethics of human history

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a person in a lab coat standing behind a human skull on a lab bench
When it comes to analysing DNA from ancient human remains, are globally applicable ethical guidelines possible? Credit: XiXiXing / Getty.

Researchers collecting and analysing ancient human DNA must navigate a minefield of ethical considerations. It would help if there was consensus within their own ranks.

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