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Ancient Penguin DNA Raises Doubts About Accuracy of Genetic Dating Techniques


November 10, 2009

Adelie penguins Penguins that died 44,000 years ago in Antarctica have provided extraordinary frozen DNA samples that challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and suggest those approaches have been routinely underestimating the age of many specimens by 200 to 600 percent. Full Story

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