Genome of a chief

Genome of a chief

Ancient DNA experts say they are analyzing a lock of Sitting Bull's hair

By Alexandra Witze, 11:15 AM August 17, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Craig Venter and James Watson have done it, as has an African bushman named !Gubi and a handful of others. Now legendary Sioux chief Sitting Bull may be joining the small but growing number of people who have had their DNA sequenced.

Earlier this year, a research team led by Eske Willerslev, an ancient DNA expert at the University of Copenhagen, reported sequencing the complete genome of a native Greenlander who lived 4,000 years ago. It was the first full human genome publishe...

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