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The Human Tree

The human family tree is complicated and only getting more complex as researchers like Harvard Medical School's David Reich unearth evidence hidden in the genome of interbreeding — not just between different human populations, but between humans and other hominins, writes Carl Zimmer at Discover magazine.

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