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Researchers recently used DNA from the 10,000-year-old “Cheddar Man”, one of Britain’s oldest skeletons, to unveil what the first inhabitants of what now is Britain actually looked like. But this isn’t the first time DNA from old skeletons has provided intriguing findings about our ancestors. Rapid advances in genetic sequencing over the past few decades have opened up a whole new window into the past.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by George Busby, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine). 

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