The genomic origins of the Bronze Age Tarim Basin mummies

@article{Zhang2021TheGO,
  title={The genomic origins of the Bronze Age Tarim Basin mummies},
  author={Fan Zhang and Chao Ning and Ashley Scott and Qiaomei Fu and Rasmus G. Bj{\o}rn and Wenying Li and Dong Wei and Wenjun Wang and Linyuan Fan and Idilisi Abuduresule and Xingjun Hu and Qiurong Ruan and Alipujiang Niyazi and Guanghui Dong and Peng Cao and Feng Liu and Qingyan Dai and Xiaotian Feng and Ruowei Yang and Zihua Tang and Pengcheng Ma and Chun-xiang Li and Shizhu Gao and Yang Xu and Sihao Wu and Shao-qing Wen and Hong Zhu and Hui Zhou and Martine Robbeets and Prof Vikas Kumar and Johannes Krause and Christina G Warinner and Choongwon Jeong and Yinqiu Cui},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2021},
  volume={599},
  pages={256 - 261}
}
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