Entire genome of extinct human sequenced
February 8, 2012
The entire genome of an extinct human was reconstructed from a 30,000-year-old finger bone and posted on the web Tuesday.
Scientists at the Germany-based Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology said they were able to sequence the genome of a Denisovan using DNA extracted from less than 10 milligrams of the finger bone.
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