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Denisovan archaic hominins and modern humans went through at least two rounds of mixing, according to University of Washington and Princeton University researchers. Using a new reference-free strategy to boost the power of the S* statistic method, the team searched for signs of archaic admixture in genome sequences for 5,639 Eurasian or Oceanic individuals enrolled through the 1000 Genomes Project, UK10K study, and Simons Genome Diversity project.

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