A team lead by Svante Pääbo at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have used next-gen sequencing to complete the reconstruction of a 38,000 year-old Neandertal mitochondrial genome. The DNA was taken from a leg bone fossil found in a cave in Croatia, says the UK’s Guardian.

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