A Genetic Ghost Hunt: What Ancient Humans Live On In Our DNA?

A Genetic Ghost Hunt: What Ancient Humans Live On In Our DNA?

When the Neanderthal genome was first sequenced in 2010 and compared with ours, scientists noticed that genes from Homo neanderthalensis also showed up in our own DNA. The conclusion was inescapable: Our ancestors mated and reproduced with another lineage of now-extinct humans who live on today in our genes.

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