This Week in Nature

Researchers led by the University of Copenhagen's Eske Willerslev report in Nature that they have sequenced an ancient horse — the oldest creature to be sequenced — along with a number of other, related species. The ancient horse, between 560,000 years and 780,000 years old, was sequenced to 1.12 times using the Illumina and Helicos platforms.

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