DNA From 6,000‑Year‑Old Chewing Gum Used to Build Portrait of a Neolithic Girl

It’s the first time scientists have been able to map a human genome from anything other than human bones.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Dec 19, 2019
DNA chewing gum girl
Image Credit: Tom Bjorklund/PA
AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.