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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ripan Malhi, University of Illinois

Caption: University of Illinois anthropology professor Ripan Malhi analyzed DNA from a girl who died 12,000 to 13,0000 years ago in the Yucatan.

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer

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