International Business Times wrote about our MHC study
After the publication of our woolly mammoth MHC study in Scientific Reports, Hannah Osborne from the International Business Times wrote a nice article, summarizing the results of our work for their readers.
Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers compared the genetic variation of this gene in woolly mammoth samples before and after the Wrangel Island stranding. Their findings showed post-isolation mammoths had lost genetic diversity in the gene, potentially making them more susceptible to disease. Love said the finding indicates inbreeding among decreased mammoth populations meant natural selection was "no longer powerful enough to maintain diversity".