Mummies the key to bird DNA

Griffith University researchers are studying the sacred ibis’s DNA changes over the past 4000 years with the help of well-preserved bird mummies from ancient Egypt’s tombs.

Professor David Lambert from the Griffith School of Environment said there were millions of well-preserved Ibis mummies in Egypt.

“The large numbers of mummies available to us from different time periods gives us a unique opportunity to explore the processes that govern DNA change,” he said.

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