Ancient skeletons show direct link to modern tribes in the Pacific Northwest
As discussed in class as well as in an article by the New York Times, mtDNA or mitochondrial DNA contains only 37 of the 20,000 to 25,000 protein-coding genes in our body. It of course only comes from the mother, unlike the nuclear DNA that was collected which comes from both parents. Overall this research is important because it is important to know where we came from and the truths of our lineage. Ones true family history is often times unknown and changes as generations pass and people migrate.