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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Communications, an international research group describes how it used ancient DNA to explore the lack of genetic diversity found in modern stallions. The researchers used Roche 454 GS FLX sequencing to sequence about 4,000 bases on the horse Y chromosome using ancient DNA from eight wild horse samples found in Siberia and North America estimated to be between 15,000 and 47,000 years old and from a 2,800-year-old domesticated horse sample.

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