is the application of genetics
. It has been applied to the study of parasite evolution
. Emile Zuckerkandl
20th century physical chemist Linus Carl Pauling
introduced the term paleogenetics
in 1963. Further, biologist Svante Pääbo
is seen as its "founding father". According to University of Florida, Gainesville biochemist
Steve Benner, the discipline rapidly expanded in late 2003 and early 2004.