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Genome Brings Ancient Girl to Life

Genome Brings Ancient Girl to Life

A team of scientists has accomplished a stunning technical achievement by sequencing the entire genome of a Siberian girl who lived more than 50,000 years ago. Genetic material from a tiny finger bone (pictured) yielded a complete picture of the ancient girl, revealing details such as eye, hair, and skin color. The breakthrough has allowed scientists to study the slight genetic changes that make up modern humans. More at wired.com.

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