To Make Our Ancient DNA Work Much Authentic
Our Works in Archaeological Fields
We believe that most of debates on authenticity of aDNA work must have been settled if biologists and archaeologists could have collaborated to minimize the possible modern DNA contamination of samples in every procedure from archaeological fields to aDNA lab....,
Criteria of Authentication
There are many viewpoints on the Criteria of Authentication, espically about the needs of such Criteria in aDNA lab works. Someone think that it is really needed for authentic aDNA work; the others say this is just formalities, not needed for researchers. I do not want to make a comment on whether the Criteria is really helpful for authenticating our aDNA results or not. What we want to care about is making our aDNA results without possibility of contamination as possibly as we can. If we could guarantee the authenticity of our aDNA work just by following the Criteria, why shouldn't we do it? We have followed, and will follow this Criteria until another persuasive way for making aDNA work much authentic could be discussed among related researchers.
After the samples were moved to our lab, we should perform aDNA works in a lab, following Criteria of Authentication, which have been suggested by a number of aDNA researchers. Among them, we explain our lab setting for authentic aDNA work.
IRB Approval of Our aDNA Work
During our aDNA work, it has been needed that sequences or profiles from ancient samples should be compared to those of participants in our study. This is indispensable to show if any modern DNA contamination from researchers was occuring during aDNA work. We got IRB certification on genetic analysis of participants in our studies.