Entire genome of extinct human sequenced
February 8, 2012
The entire genome of an extinct human was reconstructed from a 30,000-year-old finger bone and posted on the web Tuesday.
Scientists at the Germany-based Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology said they were able to sequence the genome of a Denisovan using DNA extracted from less than 10 milligrams of the finger bone.
The Site Preservation Program is funding the San Bartolo Mural Project thanks to a special gala pledge drive.
Three of the AIA’s professional members were awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies at the 2013 ACLS Annual Meeting.
Read the Program's 2013 Annual Report to learn about its many activities this past year.