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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a multi-institute team of researchers reports the successful sequencing of the full genome of an ancient African, revealing new details about the origin of current African populations. By sequencing DNA obtained a bone from a skeleton of a man discovered in the Southern Ethiopian highlands who lived about 4,500 years ago, prior to a wave of Eurasian backflow into Africa.

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