454 Helps Max Planck Sequence 1M Bases of Neandertal Genome | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology have used 454 Life Sciences’ technology to sequence and analyzed around 1 million base pairs of the Neandertal genome.
Sequencing Neanderthal DNA is particularly difficult, 454 said, because of sample contamination caused by microbial DNA.

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