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2010 Science News of the Year: Genes & Cells

Modern human female's face mirrored by female neandertal face.
Credit: © Joe McNally/reconstruction by Kennis and Kennis

Gene sequencing for all, even Neandertals
An unprecedented picture of life’s diversity is emerging as researchers publish the full genetic instruction books of a growing list of species — including one that has been extinct for more than 30,000 years.

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