I've been studying how saliva DNA samples are suspended in a stabilization fluid then isolated using magnetic beads. Are old archaeological DNA samples of deteriorating bones put through this same process? If not, how are those stabilized and isolated?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome. Have you performed any prior research? Can you add it? We discourage one-liners. Adding background can help to focus the question and to attract high-quality answers. $\endgroup$ – AliceD Feb 4 at 8:30
  • $\begingroup$ Not all DNA isolation protocols use magnetic beads, nor are such protocols the most efficient. They're just the easiest to automate for high-throughput applications (like sequencing 384 saliva samples at a time). Your best bet is to look at the methods section of papers that do such analyses. You could also look around for on open protocol sites like hivebench, labfolder, and protocols.io $\endgroup$ – MikeyC Feb 6 at 17:41

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