400,000 Year Old Hominid Genome Sequenced

 

Another hominin genome, another spanner in the works for hominid evolutionary scholars.

Thanks to the continuing rapid development and improvement of sequencing technologies a team of researchers have been able to sequence the mitochondrial genome from the femur of a 400,000 year old hominid in a cave in Spain called Sima de los Huesos, eerily translated to Pit of Bones. The site is well known for it’s ancient archeological finds.

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