Ancient horse DNA yields world’s oldest genome sequence

A new DNA experiment leads to the oldest genome sequence in history.

Ancient horse DNA yields world’s oldest genome sequence

Science Recorder | Delila James | Thursday, June 27, 2013

An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of a 735,000 year old horse, making it the oldest genome ever deciphered. The achievement is providing new answers to questions about the evolution of the Equus genus, which includes all modern horses, donkeys, and zebras. The oldest previous DNA sequences came from a polar bear that lived between 110,000 and 130,000 years ago... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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