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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and elsewhere reports on the discovery of the oldest known human DNA. Mitochondrial DNA was extracted from the femur of a 400,000-year-old hominin found in Northern Spain. From this, the investigators were able to reconstruct an almost complete mitochondrial genome of the early human.

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