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Move over, DNA: ancient proteins are starting to reveal humanity’s history

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Homo floresiensis is one of the species researchers hope to study by sequencing ancient proteins. Credit: Adapted from World History Archive/Alamy

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Nature 570, 433-436 (2019)


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