By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research team reported online today in Nature that they have sequenced an ancient human genome using DNA isolated from preserved hair samples found in Greenland's permafrost.

The researchers used Illumina technology to sequence the nuclear genome of a 4,000-year-old man dubbed "Inuk" from western Greenland. They generated sequence covering nearly 80 percent of the diploid genome to an average depth of 20 times.

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