NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – At the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting today in Chicago, Svante Pääbo announced the completion of the draft Neandertal nuclear genome.

Pääbo, director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Department of Evolutionary Genetics, said the results suggest that Neandertals were not that different from humans from a genomic perspective. Rather, Neandertal nuclear DNA sequence often falls into some of the same patterns of genetic variation observed in modern humans.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

May
09
Sponsored by
SeraCare

This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.