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(Permalink) Posted: July 21 2006,01:28   

Now THIS merits watching to see what results come out:

and in case you had the immediate obvious thought...

They face the complication of working with 40,000-year-old samples, and of filtering out microbial DNA that contaminated them after death.

About 5 percent of the DNA in the samples is actually Neanderthal DNA, Egholm estimated, but he and Rothberg said pilot experiments had convinced them that the decoding was feasible.

eat your heart out, Crichton.

"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."


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