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Unexpected Archive: Mammoth hair yields ancient DNA

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12:28pm, September 26, 2007

Analysis of hair from several ancient mammoths suggests that even tiny samples that are tens of thousands of years old can contain enough genetic material to allow reconstruction of portions of the animal's genome. The new findings hint that museum collections could be untapped troves of genetic treasure.

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