• Ancient genomes from Iceland reveal the making of a human population 

      Ebenesersdóttir, Sigríður Sunna; Sandoval-Velasco, Marcela; Gunnarsdóttir, Ellen D.; Jagadeesan, Anuradha; Guðmundsdóttir, Valdís B.; Thordardóttir, Elísabet L.; Einarsdóttir, Margrét S.; Moore, Kristjan H. S.; Sigurðsson, Ásgeir; Magnúsdóttir, Droplaug N.; Jónsson, Hákon; Snorradóttir, Steinunn; Hovig, Eivind; Møller, Pål; Kockum, Ingrid; Olsson, Tomas; Alfredsson, Lars; Hansen, Thomas F.; Werge, Thomas; Cavalleri, Gianpiero L.; Gilbert, Edmund; Lalueza-Fox, Carles; Walser III, Joe W.; Kristjánsdóttir, Steinunn; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Arnadottir, Lilja; Magnússon, Ólafur Þ.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Stefánsson, Kári; Helgason, Agnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Opportunities to directly study the founding of a human population and its subsequent evolutionary history are rare. Using genome sequence data from 27 ancient Icelanders, we demonstrate that they are a combination of ...
    • An ‛Aukward’ tale: a genetic approach to discover the whereabouts of the last Great Auks 

      Thomas, Jessica E; Carvalho, Gary R.; Haile, James; Martin, Michael David; Castruita, Jose A. Samaniego; Niemann, Jonas; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Sandoval-Velasco, Marcela; Rawlence, Nicolas J.; Fuller, Errol; Fjeldså, Jon; Hofreiter, Michael; Stewart, John R; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Knapp, Michael (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      One hundred and seventy-three years ago, the last two Great Auks, Pinguinus impennis, ever reliably seen were killed. Their internal organs can be found in the collections of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, but the ...
    • Relative performance of two DNA extraction and library preparation methods on archaeological human teeth samples 

      Sandoval-Velasco, Marcela; Lundstrøm, Inge K. C.; Wales, Nathan; Ávila-Arcos, María C; Schroeder, Hannes; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      DNA extraction and library preparation are crucial steps in any ancient DNA study. Although palaeogenomic researchers are facing a growing choice of DNA extraction and sequencing library preparation methods, how their ...