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Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

The Tasmanian Tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction. Thylacine [Credit: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Benjamin A. Sheppard]Scientists genetically mapped the animal—also known as a thylacine—using the genome of a pup preserved more than a century ago in a jar. The...

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