Eons

Can We Get DNA From Fossils?

Episode 59 | 11m 22s

In 1993, scientists cracked open a piece of amber, took out the body of an ancient weevil, and sampled its DNA. Or, at least, so we thought. It took another few decades of research, and a lot of take-backs, before scientists could figure out how we could truly unlock the genetic secrets of the past.

Aired: 10/03/18

Rating: NR

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