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Early hominin DNA

  1. Dec 5, 2013 #1

    jim mcnamara

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    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.

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  3. Dec 6, 2013 #2


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    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.
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