Although Ice Age animals like Neanderthals and woolly mammoths are long extinct, their DNA lingers on. Scientists are now using DNA sequences from these creatures to recreate their proteins, shedding new light on the inner functioning of their bodies.
Stefanie Vogt is a PhD student studying microbiology at the University of Alberta and an alumna of the 2012 Banff Science Communications Program. She has shared her love of science with thousands of kids by organizing science competitions, science activities in rural Alberta, and a science-themed Harry Potter Day. Follow her on Twitter: @StefanieVogt.