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New study identifies Neanderthal ancestry in African populations and describes its origin

10:16 EST 31 Jan 2020 | Science Blog

After sequencing the Neanderthal genome, scientists discovered all present day non-African individuals carry some Neanderthal ancestry in their DNA. Now, researchers at Princeton University present evidence of Neanderthal ancestry in African populations too, and its origin provides new insights into human history. When the first Neanderthal genome was sequenced, using DNA collected from ancient bones, […]

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