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More Sexy Caveman News

Razib and John Hawks have been all over the Neanderthal introgression story, but they hinted that there was more. And they thought that more would come from Svante Paabo. And it has, in the form of one million base pairs of Neanderthal DNA sequence published in this week’s issue of Nature (here is Nature‘s Neanderthal page).

Not to be outdone, Science has published a paper described 65,250 base pairs of Neanderthal DNA (here is a link to the pdf and here is some coverage from Science). It looks like Science got the short end of the stick, with over an order of magnitude less DNA than the Nature paper.