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Cave Bear DNA Decoded

(2)Scientists have successfully sequenced DNA from the fossilized tooth and bones of two cave bears that died 40,000 years ago. The cave bears are the first extinct animals to have their genes decoded. According to the journal Science, the scientists hope to sequence the DNA of ancient humans, who lived at the same time as the cave bears, and perhaps one day to "build" a Neanderthal from their genetic blueprint. Read more at BBC News(1).

1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4602739.stm
2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4602739.stm

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