Collaboration with University of Toronto yields new anatomical technique

In May 2017 , doctoral students, Gretchen Johnson and Christopher Cross (pictured below) traveled to the University of Toronto. Through a collaboration with Dr. Anne Agur and her research team at the University of Toronto, Canada, they developed a new technique to retrieve the petrous bone from the human skull with minimal damage. This technique and others are planned to be utilized on the African skeletal remains on St. Helena to obtain the most usable quantities of high quality DNA from the remains of each individual. Christopher Cross may also use this technique in his research on tuberculosis. Special thanks to Dr. Agur and the University of Toronto for this new collaboration with the Cobb Research Laboratory. ****

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