Researchers studying Neanderthal DNA say it should be possible to construct a complete genome of the ancient hominid despite the degradation of the DNA over time.The relationship between Neanderthals and modern man might now be clarified. Will this make any difference to creationists? Nope. As someone or other once said, you can't reason someone out of an opinion they didn't reason into. But for the reality-based community, there are some interesting times ahead.
There is also hope for reconstructing the genome of the mammoth and cave bear, according to a research team led by Svante Paabo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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