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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have been awarded €2 million ($2.3 million) to examine the possibility of using next-generation sequencing to reconstruct the genomes of ancient and extinct species.

The project, called "Exploring and exploiting the potential of extinct genome sequencing," has been funded through Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The effort commenced last month and will run through March 2021.

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