This Week in Science

In a paper published online in advance this week in Science, an international team led by investigators at the University of Copenhagen report an "Aboriginal Australian genomic sequence obtained from a 100-year-old lock of hair donated by an Aboriginal man from southern Western Australia in the early 20th century." Within the sequence, the team identified evidence to support "the hypothesis that present-day Aboriginal Australians descend from the earliest humans to occupy Aust

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