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Oldest Proteins Ever Recovered Found in 3.8 Million-Year-Old Eggshell

Researchers working in Africa have uncovered 3.8 million-year-old protein fragments encased in an ostrich eggshell. These biological building blocks are millions of years older than the oldest DNA ever found, highlighting the possibility of recovering ancient proteins from extinct animals—and even the remains of early humans. Read more...
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