Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Early hominin DNA

Tags:
  1. Dec 5, 2013 #1

    jim mcnamara

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12788.html


    After performing a successful analysis of 400,000 year old of human mitochondrial DNA from a femur from an individual from Spain, the results are generating more questions than answers.

    The previous take on human evolution had Neanderthals and Denisovans (an early hominin identified from a Russian cave) DNA showing a divide. Denisovans in Asia, Neanderthals in Europe.

    More detailed explanation:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/s...-dna-yet-found-raises-new-mysteries.html?_r=0
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 6, 2013 #2

    Evo

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Very important find, thanks for the post!

    Since the Denisovans are known to have been in Siberia, finding Denisovan DNA in Spain is very interesting. Can't wait to hear about this as they hopefully get more pieces to the puzzle.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Discussions: Early hominin DNA
  1. Junk dna (Replies: 10)

  2. Is DNA information? (Replies: 38)

  3. Evolution and DNA (Replies: 15)

  4. DNA modification (Replies: 10)

Loading...