This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers report on a genetic analysis of a 33,000-year-old dog skull found in a cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains. A team from the US, Russia, Finland, and Spain performed targeted mitochondrial DNA sequencing on jaw bone and tooth samples from the skull, showing that these samples matched one another and clustered genetically with domestic dogs.

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