Million-year-old mammoth genomes shatter record for oldest ancient DNA – Nature.com

Permafrost-preserved teeth, up to 1.6 million years old, identify a new kind of mammoth in Siberia.

Ancient DNA retrieved from different mammoth species is illuminating a complex evolutionary picture.Credit: Beth Zaiken/Centre for Palaeogenetics
The million-year-old genome is here. Mammoth teeth p…

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