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Researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Svante Pääbo present a 30x coverage genome sequence of a Denisovan individual in Science this week. To analyze the DNA from the ancient hominin, the researchers turned to a single-stranded DNA library preparation "as it will double its representation in the library." They add that they generated uniform overage of the genome and found that genetic diversity among Denisovans was low.

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