To that end, more immediate applications might involve repairing and filling in spaces within family trees. But if it’s honed, it could become a valuable historical tool, giving us an in-depth look at what life was like for historical figures like Jonatan. Scientists could genetically resurrect anyone, providing us with a more thorough understanding of our species both from our own personal familial perspectives and through the more macrocosmic lens of human history.

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DNA of Man Who Died in 1827 Recreated Without His Remains  by Chelsea Gohd 

Reconstructing an African haploid genome from the 18th century

deCODE genetics

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