Anthropology: Kiwi DNA tells Maori history

Anthropology: Kiwi DNA tells Maori history

Nature 474, 7349 (2011). doi:10.1038/474009a

The Maori people of New Zealand cherish their kiwi feather cloaks (pictured). An analysis of DNA extracted from the feathers offers clues to the garments’ early history.David Lambert at Griffith University in Nathan, Australia, and his team sequenced the DNA of kiwi