The diverse origins of the human gene pool.

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Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Pääbo, Svante
Year of Publication: 2015
Journal: Nat Rev Genet
Volume: 16
Issue: 6
Pagination: 313-4
Date Published: 2015 Jun
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1471-0064
Keywords: Animals, Evolution, Molecular, Gene Flow, Genome, Human, Humans, Neanderthals, Sequence Analysis, DNA

Analyses of the genomes of Neanderthals and Denisovans, the closest evolutionary relatives of present-day humans, suggest that our ancestors were part of a web of now-extinct populations linked by limited, but intermittent or sometimes perhaps even persistent, gene flow.

DOI: 10.1038/nrg3954
Alternate Journal: Nat. Rev. Genet.
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