28 July 2016

Science: Genome Brings Ancient Girl to Life

Found on Scoop.it - Work From Home

In a stunning technical feat, an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of an archaic Siberian girl 31 times over, using a new method that amplifies single strands of DNA. The sequencing is so complete that researchers have as sharp a picture of this ancient genome as they would of a living person's, revealing, for example that the girl had brown eyes, hair, and skin. . . .

Animation of the structure of a section of DNA...

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Image credit:  Animation of the structure of a section of DNA. The bases lie horizontally between the two spiraling strands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"

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