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Evolutionary biology

Ancient genomics is born

The reality of a complete Neanderthal genome draws near, as two papers report the sequencing of large amounts of Neanderthal DNA. The results will help to answer some central questions on human evolution.

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Figure 1: Sequencing Neanderthal DNA.


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Lambert, D., Millar, C. Ancient genomics is born. Nature 444, 275–276 (2006).

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