Will 2014 be year of the 1-million-year-old genome?

| | December 30, 2013
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Dinosaurs resurrected using preserved DNA still only exist in Jurassic Park, but we’re making great strides in sequencing the genomes of more recent, but still ancient, creatures. If the rate of discovery is anything to go by, an important milestone is due next year: the first 1-million-year-old genome.

The oldest animal genome sequenced so far is 700,000 years old. It came from the fossil of a horse found in north-west Canada and was published in June this year. That was a huge advance on the 110,000-year-old polar bear genome published in 2012.

Read the full, original story: 2014 preview: First million-year-old genome

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