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Mister Pamboli
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11-13-2002 8:11 PM


from this week's New Scientist ...

The first complete sequencing of protein from a fossil bone suggests that proteins can survive for millions of years - long enough to probe the evolution of many extinct species, including the ancestors of modern humans.

Fossil protein breakthrough will probe evolution
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993058


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Mammuthus
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11-14-2002 4:36 AM
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11-13-2002 8:11 PM


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Originally posted by Mister Pamboli:
from this week's New Scientist ...

The first complete sequencing of protein from a fossil bone suggests that proteins can survive for millions of years - long enough to probe the evolution of many extinct species, including the ancestors of modern humans.

Fossil protein breakthrough will probe evolution
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993058


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Hi MP,
Lowenstein (and others) have been working towards this for a while..for example...

Borja C, Garcia-Pacheco M, Olivares EG, Scheuenstuhl G, Lowenstein JM. Related Articles, Links

Immunospecificity of albumin detected in 1.6 million-year-old fossils from Venta Micena in Orce, Granada, Spain.
Am J Phys Anthropol. 1997 Aug;103(4):433-41.

Cheers,
M


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