Unraveling the mystery of the links between Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals

| May 22, 2014
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BioCentury This Week recently interviewed Svante Pääbo, biologist and about his work sequencing the Neanderthal genome, as well as his team’s discovery of a new early human species, Denisovans. Pääbo discusses how the Neanderthal genome resolved a long-running dispute over human origins and led to the conclusion that Homo Sapiens bred with Neanderthals. He also discusses the limits of paleogenomics, suggesting that the earliest recoverable DNA is likely “on this side of a million years” old.

Watch the full interview: Unraveling the mystery of the links of Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals

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