publication date: Saturday, February 14, 2009 (part of Round XXXVIII)

category: Science

clue: When most people want to map out their distant relatives, they don't have 3.2 billion pairs to write down.

explanation: Pääbo led a team of geneticists who mapped out most of the 3.2 billion base pairs of DNA in the Neanderthal genome. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Amy Austin, Tony Peters, Sarah Kyle, Jason Lemler, Vicki Moore, and Peter Wilhelm

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Peter Wilhelm.

trivia: The announcement was made a few days before this goo was published.


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