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"Origins of Domestic Horse Revealed"

>From the news story by Helen Briggs:

     DNA evidence shows modern horses are descended 
     from not one but several wild populations. 

     The evidence is based on a genetic analysis of 
     more than 300 horses, from 25 horse breeds and 
     varieties in seven countries, including Europe, 
     Morocco and the USA.
     DNA samples were compared with ancient DNA from 
     wild horses living in Sweden and Estonia about 
     2,000 years ago, and 28,000-year-old horse 
     remains preserved in Alaskan ice. 

The article features an uncredited painting by Dan Varner.