Response to Comment on "Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing of Mitochondria from Ancient Hair Shafts"

M. T. P. Gilbert, W. Miller, S. C. Schuster
2008 Science  
Debruyne et al. challenge the findings of our study and imply that we argue that hair shafts are an overall superior source of ancient DNA than bone. However, the authors are misreading and misinterpreting the conclusions of our study; we claim nothing further than that hair shaft represents an excellent source material for the shotgun sequencing of mitochondrial DNA genomes.
doi:10.1126/science.1158565 fatcat:oghwrl3oy5axppjblb6jdeug6e