An artist's reconstruction shows the extinct steppe mammoth, an evolutionary predecessor to the woolly mammoth that flourished during the last Ice Age. Photo: Reuters
An artist's reconstruction shows the extinct steppe mammoth, an evolutionary predecessor to the woolly mammoth that flourished during the last Ice Age. Photo: Reuters
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World’s oldest DNA discovered in 1.2 million-year-old mammoths

  • DNA extracted from molars of mammoths that roamed Siberia about 1.2 million years ago
  • New results open the door for future studies on other species

An artist's reconstruction shows the extinct steppe mammoth, an evolutionary predecessor to the woolly mammoth that flourished during the last Ice Age. Photo: Reuters
An artist's reconstruction shows the extinct steppe mammoth, an evolutionary predecessor to the woolly mammoth that flourished during the last Ice Age. Photo: Reuters
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