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Ancient DNA

Towards a million-year-old genome

The sequencing of a complete horse genome from a bone dating to around 700,000 years ago sheds light on equine evolution and dramatically extends the known limit of DNA survival. See Letter p.74

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Figure 1: Horse origins.
Figure 2: Survival of the coldest.

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    *This article and the paper under discussion2 were published online on 26 June 2013.

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Millar, C., Lambert, D. Towards a million-year-old genome. Nature 499, 34–35 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12263

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