Museumomics – An Update – ‘What’s Old Is New Again”

“Museumomics” techniques allow backwards looks into ancient DNA, and re incredible. Applications include looking for better ways to deal with  Tasmanian devils and a viral cancer sweeping through the remaining devils. For a good, recent summary article of the science that allow backwards looks into ancient DNA, see this free June 1, 2105 article in The Scientist, titled “What’s Old Is New Again,” by Bob Grant. Comparing old to new helps researchers understand how evolution occurred, and to frame better questions and hypotheses about where biologic systems fall into mistakes that are part of the processes that lead to some of the diseases we fear, and litigate.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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