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  • Researchers Publish Improved Neanderthal Genome

    03/19/2013 7:08:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    abc ^ | March 19, 2013 | FRANK JORDANS
    Researchers in Germany said Tuesday they have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome and are making it freely available online for other scientists to study. The genome produced from remains of a toe bone found in a Siberian cave is far more detailed than a previous "draft" Neanderthal genome sequenced three years ago by the same team at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. "The genome of a Neanderthal is now there in a form as accurate as that of any person walking the streets today," Svante Paabo, a geneticist who led the...