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Ancient DNA Shakes up the Elephant Family Tree

Written by: Maria Temming
Narrated by: Jamie Renell
Length: 3 mins
Categories: Science & Math

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The first genetic analysis of DNA from fossils of straight-tusked elephants reveals that the extinct animals most closely resembled modern African forest elephants. This suggests that straight-tusked elephants were part of the African, not Asian, elephant lineage, scientists report online June 6 in eLife.

"Ancient DNA Shakes up the Elephant Family Tree" is from sciencenews.com, published on June 13, 2017.

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