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A new genomic analysis of ancient cattle appearing in this week's Science reveals complex regional variation that has been obscured by admixture in modern-day populations. In the study, a group led by investigators at Trinity College compare the genomes of 67 early domestic cattle known as Bos taurus to the genome of their progenitor, the extinct Eurasian auroch Bos primigenius.

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