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DNA of Long-Dead Cows Read From Pages of Medieval Books

 |   | New Scientist

A year-by-year record of domestic animals spanning more than a millennium has essentially been preserved in European libraries through the DNA preserved in parchment. “We are all accustomed to hearing research termed ‘ground-breaking’ – that is not in any way an overstatement here,” says NC State Professor of English Tim Stinson. 

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