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Science News at AAAS 2009

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5:22pm, February 13, 2009

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is holding its annual meeting February 12 through 16 in Chicago. Leading researchers from all fields will discuss recent work and insights. Check here for the latest news from the SN writers attending the meeting.

First rough draft of Neandertal genome released
Neandertal genome may reveal secrets of human evolution

CHICAGO — An international group of scientists has completed the first rough draft of Neandertal’s genetic instruction manual. The genetic evidence suggests that humans and Neandertals are very similar, but that the two species probably didn’t interbreed. Read More

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