Nature Live Online: Dire Wolves and Giant Rodents
Under the right conditions DNA from long dead species can be preserved for up to a million years.
When it does survive this DNA can provide a powerful tool for studying the past. Join Alison Shean and scientist Selina Brace to discover how the latest advances in Ancient DNA techniques are unravelling the fascinating histories of species living and extinct. They may even help guide conservation efforts in the future.