The Cambridge Reference Sequence is dead, long live the RSRS! Let's hope for a smooth transition.
The supplement (the paper itself is open access). Table S5 within the supplement is very interesting, as it contains age estimates for the nodes of the new mtDNA phylogeny, and places the common mtDNA ancestor of humans (represented by the new reference sequence) at ~177,000 years.
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