Photo: L Dalén

An international team researchers has sequenced DNA recovered from mammoth remains that are up to 1.2 million years old. "This DNA is incredibly old. The samples are a thousand times older than Viking remains, and even pre-date the existence of humans and Neanderthals", says senior author Love Dalén, a Professor of evolutionary genetics at the Centre for Palaeogenetics, jointly funded by The Swedish Museum of Natural History and Stockholm University.

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