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Ancient DNA From Frozen Hair May Untangle Eskimo Roots

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Science  30 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5880, pp. 1146-1147
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5880.1146b

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This week, researchers report online in Science the sequencing of mitochondrial DNA from a male Paleo-Eskimo who lived in western Greenland roughly 4000 years ago--the first near-complete ancient mtDNA genome ever published.