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Scientists use fossilised finger bone DNA to rebuild ancient human

Scientists use fossilised finger bone DNA to rebuild ancient human
Friday 20
3:41 2019

One of the most mysterious relatives in the human family has stepped out of the shadows after scientists used ancient DNA from a fossilised finger to reconstruct their appearance. The unprecedented feat, described as “exciting” and “extraordinary” by one leading researcher who was not involved in the work, shows that the Denisovans looked similar to the Neanderthals, but had wider heads and more protruding jaws. “We expected them to resemble Neanderthals more than modern humans and this is what we found,” said Liran Carmel, a researcher on the team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “But what fascinated us most ...

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The Guardian : Scientists use fossilised finger bone DNA to rebuild ancient human

Summary: One of the most mysterious relatives in the human family has stepped out of the shadows after scientists used ancient DNA from a fossilised finger to reconstruct their appearance. The unprecedented feat, described as “exciting” and “extraordinary” by one leading researcher who was not involved in the work, shows that ...

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