Scientists Reconstruct 45,000-Year-Old Human Genome

October 23, 2014 9:03 PM

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Samples from this thigh bone were used to reconstruct the genome of Ust’-Ishim man. (Credit: Bence Viola/ Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)

In 2012, a team of scientists led by geneticist Svante Paabo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany took samples from the thigh bone fossil to search for DNA. Over the past 30 years, Paabo and his colleagues have worked to develop the tools to extract and seque...

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