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Human DNA Shows We Had Plentiful Sex With Ancient Denisovan Hominins Thousands of Years Ago
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New research shows that thousands of years ago, our ancestors were having children with another hominin known as the Denisovans—according to new data published Thursday in Cell. The comingling came in two distinct waves, thousands of years ago. These two periods help explain an odd pattern. People from countries in the Pacific Ocean, including Papua New Guinea, can chalk about 5 percent of their DNA up to Denisovan sources. read more


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