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Contact: Eske Willerslev
ewillerslev@snm.ku.dk
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University of Copenhagen

History of Horses Uncovered by Copenhagen Geneticists

Caption: Dr. Ludovic Orlando and professor Eske Willerslev, both of the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, have sequenced the genome of the oldest horse ever found on Earth. Bone fragments from a 700,000 year old nag excavated in Yukon, Canada, had enough DNA in them to reveal new aspects of the evolutionary history of the horse.

Credit: Uffe Wilken/University of Copenhagen

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