About the Authors

Philipp Khaitovich, Gunter Weiss, Michael Lachmann, Ines Hellmann, Wolfgang Enard, Bjoern Muetzel, Svante Pääbo
Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Gunter Weiss
WE Informatik, Bioinformatik, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Ute Wirkner, Wilhelm Ansorge
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

Corresponding Author

paabo@eva.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

PK, GW, ML, WE, and SP conceived and designed the experiments. PK performed the experiments. PK, GW, ML, IH, and BM analyzed the data. IH, UW, WA, and SP contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. PK, ML, and SP wrote the paper.