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Genetic Disorders in History and Prehistory

  1. Henrik Nielsen

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005880

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Nielsen, H. 2006. Genetic Disorders in History and Prehistory. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

The historical aspects of genetic disorders are deduced from analysis of modern cases. Direct studies of DNA from ancient human remains could become integrated with this approach if a number of difficult technical problems can be solved.

Keywords:

  • genetic disorder;
  • ancient DNA;
  • human migration;
  • disease concept;
  • historical perspective