Ancient DNA found preserved in modern day humans!

Ancient DNA found preserved in modern day humans!

The researchers compared the DNA sequences of 35 modern people living on islands off the coast of New Guinea with DNA drawn from two early human species: Denisovans, whose remains were found in Siberia, and Neanderthals, first discovered in Germany.

Mar 18, 2016, 17:41 PM IST

Oldest human DNA discovery in Spain scrambles evolution theory

Researchers have been able to determine an almost complete mitochondrial genome sequence of a 400,000-year-old hominin from Sima de los Huesos, a unique cave site in Northern Spain.

Dec 05, 2013, 12:27 PM IST

Scientists discover early relative of man

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown human relative, with whom ancient man must have had sex with.

Dec 03, 2013, 19:35 PM IST

Extinct human relatives interbred with mystery species

An extinct human relative interbred with a mystery human species, according to a new study.

Nov 20, 2013, 17:27 PM IST

Denisovans crossed Wallace`s Line and interbred with modern humans

The Denisovans - newly discovered ancient human relative - crossed one of the world`s most prominent marine barriers in Indonesia, and interbred with modern humans moving through the area on the way to Australia and New Guinea, scientists have claimed.

Oct 18, 2013, 13:27 PM IST

Genome sequencing of extinct human reveals brown-eyed girl

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct humans known as the Denisovans that once interbred with us.

Aug 31, 2012, 11:01 AM IST

Human evolution `occurred outside Africa also`

Scientists have claimed that human evolution also occurred outside Africa, after they found evidence that people in East Asia share genetic material with Denisovans.

Nov 01, 2011, 17:21 PM IST