A team of researchers in Germany that is sequencing the Neandertal genome using 454’s technology has improved sample prep methods and data analysis, thus increasing the reliability of the results.
 
The improvements, which address the researchers’ ability to detect damage-related sequence errors and to prevent and detect contamination with modern human DNA, give the scientists confidence that “it will be technically feasible to achieve a reliable Neandertal genome sequence,” according to a recent publication.

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