By Monica Heger

Using a new method to remove deaminated cytosines and repair ancient DNA, researchers from the Max Planck Institute were able to sequence the nuclear genome of an ancient hominin found two years ago in the Denisova Cave in Siberia.

Svante Pääbo, who led the team, announced the preliminary results of the sequencing project at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Biology of Genomes meeting earlier this month. The ancient human appears to represent a new hominin species, Pääbo said.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Browse our free articles
You can still register for access to our free content.

Ancient DNA indicates Stone Age, hunter-gather inhabitants of Britain imported wheat.

Joel Achenbach explores at National Geographic why people find science difficult to believe.

In Science this week: gene linked to expansion of the human neocortex, and more.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences director says changes the agency made have allow it to boost success rates.