Volume 84 Issue 33 | p. 55
Issue Date: August 14, 2006

Reading The Neanderthal Code

German-U.S. collaborative effort embarks on project to sequence the Neanderthal genome
Department: Science & Technology

Another day, another genome project. But this one is definitely not your average genome project. In fact, the species in question has been extinct for thousands of years.

Last month, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, Germany, and 454 Life Sciences, in Branford, Conn., announced their plans to sequence the Neanderthal genome.

The researchers, led by evolutionary anthropologist Svante Pääbo, hope to fill in the gaps in our understanding of human . . .

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