This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Communications, a team led by scientists from the University of Tubingen reports the reconstruction of the complete mitochondrial DNA genome isolated from an Neanderthal femur found in an archeological site in southwestern Germany. The mtDNA was found to split from other Neanderthals around 270,000 years ago.

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