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FEB 15, 2014 - The Guardian

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Svante Pääbo: the DNA hunter taking us back to our roots

Through his study of ancient DNA, the geneticist Svante Pääbo has identified the Neanderthal lurking in many of us – and turned paleontology on its headLeipzig's Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology is a striking edifice. Set among the drab housing blocks of former East Germany, the building, erected in 2003 and made largely of glass, curves gently like a banana round the edge of a suburban crescent. There is a pond in its huge forecourt with turtles and ducks. Television screens in its ground-floor cafeteria relay live images of orangutans and chimps from Leipzig zoo. There is ... Read More

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