New paper on Middle Pleistocene cave bear!

We sequenced a Middle Pleistocene cave bear about 360,000 years old! Published in Current Biology:

Barlow A, Paijmans JLA, Alberti F, Gasparyan B, Bar-Oz G, Pinhasi R, Foronova I, Puzachenko AY, Pacher M, Dalén L, Baryshnikov G, Hofreiter M (2021) Middle Pleistocene genome calibrates a revised evolutionary history of extinct cave bears. Current Biology, in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.01.073

Associated article in The Conversation:
We sequenced the cave bear genome using a 360,000-year-old ear bone and had to rewrite their evolutionary history”. https://theconversation.com/we-sequenced-the-cave-bear-genome-using-a-360-000-year-old-ear-bone-and-had-to-rewrite-their-evolutionary-history-156059

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