With next-gen sequencing, researchers are peering further back in time by examining the genomes of long-dead cave bears and horses, writes Ben Riley-Smith at the UK’s Telegraph. Researchers, he notes, have studied horses that roamed what is now Canada some 780,000 years ago as well as bears from a Spain of 400,000 years ago.

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