Oldest ancient-human DNA details dawn of Neanderthals

  title={Oldest ancient-human DNA details dawn of Neanderthals},
  author={E. Callaway},
  • E. Callaway
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • Matthias Meyer has just published the results of what may be the world’s most wasteful genome-sequencing project. In decoding just 0.1% of the genome of the oldest DNA ever recovered from an ancient human, the molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, threw out enough raw data to map the modern human genome dozens of times over. But the excess was necessary, b e c au s e t h e DNA i n t h e 430,000-year-old bones was degraded and… CONTINUE READING
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