Rewriting human history through our DNA

It’s only been in the last 30,000 years, the mere blink of an evolutionary eye, that modern humans have occupied the planet as the sole representative of the hominin lineage. However, we carry evidence of other species with us. Lurking within our genome are traces of genetic material from a variety of ancient humans that no longer exist. These traces reveal a long history of intermingling, as our direct ancestors encountered — and mated with — archaic humans. Professors at Princeton are working towards interpreting the genetic variations to find more hidden stories in our DNA. Princeton University is a NYSERNet member. Read more here:

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