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    Some claim to have sequenced 47,000 year old Neanderthal Y-DNA. They estimate the MRCA of Neanderthals and us lived about 315,000 years ago. I hope they one day sequence Y-DNA of prehistoric Scandinavian skeletons and settle the dispute between me and Stevo

    http://arstechnica.com/journals/scie...2006/5/16/3992

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    Wow!

    Originally posted by Eki
    Some claim to have sequenced 47,000 year old Neanderthal Y-DNA. They estimate the MRCA of Neanderthals and us lived about 315,000 years ago. I hope they one day sequence Y-DNA of prehistoric Scandinavian skeletons and settle the dispute between me and Stevo

    http://arstechnica.com/journals/scie...2006/5/16/3992
    The really exciting part is that they were able to sequence Y-DNA!!!

    Neanderthals are interesting and all that, but the fact that those German scientists were able to sequence such old y-dna is a real breakthrough.

    That means others should be able to use their methodology to sequence the y-dna of other old corpses, corpses much younger, in fact, than those Neanderthal skeletons.

    WOW!

    That is exciting news.

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    • #3
      Back in the news...

      http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas...-1yd060106.php

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