By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research team led by investigators at the University of Oslo's Natural History Museum has sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an ancient polar bear, finding new clues about polar bears' evolutionary history and relationship to brown bears.

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