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First Ancient Human Sequenced

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posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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First Ancient Human Sequenced


www.the-scientist.com

For the first time researchers have sequenced an ancient human genome, revealing characteristics of Greenland's first inhabitants and providing evidence of a previously unknown human migration, according to a study published in this week's Nature.

Past studies have sequenced partial genomes or mitochondrial DNA, which only codes for the mother's side of the genome, said David Lambert, an evolutionary biologist ...
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posted on Feb, 11 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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This is very cool.

One of the big differences here is that scientists can now reconstruct and create an image showing what the individual looks like.

I don't know if this is going to change the world, but it will be interesting to see what our ancestors really looked like.

Another impact is that scientists are now able to confirm human migrations.

www.the-scientist.com
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