CARTA: Ancient DNA and Human Evolution – Kay Prüfer: Neandertal and Denisovan Genomes and What They Tell Us

7/28/2016; 15 minutes

In this talk Kay Prüfer (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) explains that the analysis of high coverage genome sequences from two archaic human individuals (a Neandertal and a Denisovan) has revealed that they are more closely related to one another than they are to modern humans. The analysis also shows that gene flow was not uncommon among human groups in the Pleistocene. (#30978)

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