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Pleistocene sediment DNA from Denisova Cave

Evolutionary Genetics

Sediment DNA tracks 300,000 years of hominin and animal presence at Denisova Cave

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Genomes of the earliest Europeans

Evolutionary Genetics

Ancient genomes shed new light on the earliest Europeans and their relationships with Neandertals

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New Corona test developed

Evolutionary Genetics

Researchers develop a low-cost and fast method to detect a COVID-19 infection from a pool of gargle lavage samples

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Denisovan DNA in the genome of early East Asians

Evolutionary Genetics

Scientists identify 34,000-year-old Early East Asian of mixed Eurasian descent

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Neandertal gene variant increases risk of severe Covid-19

Evolutionary Genetics

A segment of DNA that causes their carriers to have an up to three times higher risk of developing severe Covid-19 is inherited from Neandertals

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Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced

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Neandertals have adopted male sex chromosome from modern humans

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Neandertal genes in the petri dish

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Researchers are studying the Neandertal DNA found in modern humans using stem cells and organoids

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A Neandertal from Chagyrskaya Cave

Evolutionary Genetics

Neandertals may have lived in very small groups, and genes expressed in the basal ganglia of their brains may have changed

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Women with Neandertal gene give birth to more children

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Neandertal progesterone receptor has a favourable effect on fertility

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Study reveals rich genetic diversity of Vietnam

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Researchers genotyped more than 20 ethnic groups in Vietnam, encompassing all five major language families in Mainland Southeast Asia

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Neandertals had older mothers and younger fathers

Evolutionary Genetics

Researchers analyzed the genomes of more than 27.000 Icelanders to find out which parts of our genomes contain Neandertal DNA

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How human brain development diverged from great apes

Evolutionary Genetics

Cell atlas of great ape forebrain development illuminates dynamic gene-regulatory features that are unique to humans

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The ancient history of Neandertals in Europe

Evolutionary Genetics

Early ancestors of the last Neandertals lived in Europe already 120,000 years ago

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Multiple Denisovan-related ancestries in Papuans

Evolutionary Genetics

DNA sequences from Indonesia and New Guinea reveal new branches of the Denisovan family tree

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