NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists today reported that they have completed sequencing and reconstructing the Neandertal mitochondrial genome. The paper, appearing online in Cell, is the latest step in the quest to unravel Neandertal history and biology using high-throughput sequencing.
 

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