An Extinct Cave Bear’s DNA Was Still Readable After 360,000 Years | Gizmodo

znephcntj9rs3kuxb0do An Extinct Cave Bear's DNA Was Still Readable After 360,000 Years | Gizmodo

A tiny ear bone belonging to a cave bear that died some 360,000 years ago has yielded the oldest genome not sourced from permafrost. The newly sequenced genome is offering new insights into the evolution of cave bears and how climate change can precipitate the emergence of entirely new species.

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