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Humans and neanderthals may not have interbred afterall

A new mitochondrial DNA study, which challenges a recent nuclear DNA study, indicates that neanderthals did not interbreed with humans as was previously thought. Barbujani’s team analyzed maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA from European Neandertals, Stone Age Europeans and living Europeans. If nuclear DNA lines leading to Neandertals and Europeans are older

New type of ancient human found

Evidence of a previously unknown type of human, named the Denisovans, which roamed throughout Asia has been found. A genetic study suggests they may have interbred with modern humans. In fact, living Pacific islanders in Papua New Guinea may be distant descendants of these prehistoric pairings, according to new analysis of