700,000-year-old horse genome is the oldest known DNA sequence, beating the previous record of 80,000 years by tens of millenia! This study, reported in the journal Nature, rewrites the evolutionary history of the horse and redefines how far back in time scientists can travel using DNA sequences as their guide. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130626-ancient-dna-oldest-sequenced-horse-paleontology-science/ photograph by Michael Nichols,Continue reading “Equine evolution sets new DNA record”
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Mabrouk ya Ghalia!
Congratulations and mabrouk to the Jordan Tracks team and their beautiful Arab mare Ghalia on the birth of her delightful filly foal Naama! Ghalia is a Bedouin Arab from the Royal Stud, she is the lead mare of the Jordan Tracks herd and her first foal has been long awaited. Naama will be the nextContinue reading “Mabrouk ya Ghalia!”