Researchers publish Neanderthal genome

tags: AP, Germany, genetics, Neanderthals, genome, Max Planck Institute



Researchers in Germany have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome.

The scientific data gleaned from remains of a Neanderthal toe bone found in a Siberian cave are being made freely available online.

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig said in a statement Tuesday the high quality of the genome meant its scientists were already able to determine which parts of DNA were inherited from its mother and father....



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