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Roundworms Just Came Back to Life After 40,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost
(first the Black Sarcophagus, now they wake up the prehistoric iceworms, how very 2018)
history  sci  cryogenics 
25 days ago by warrenellis
Entire genome of extinct human decoded from fossil
"The genome represents the first high-coverage, complete genome sequence of an archaic human group - a leap in the study of extinct forms of humans. “We hope that biologists will be able to use this genome to discover genetic changes that were important for the development of modern human culture and technology, and enabled modern humans to leave Africa and rapidly spread around the world, starting around 100,000 years ago” says Pääbo."
history  sci 
february 2012 by warrenellis

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