This Week in Science

In this week's Science, two independent research groups publish studies examining ancient genomes, providing new insights into human evolution. In the first study, a team led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute sequenced the genome of a female Neanderthal from about 50,000 years ago found in a cave in Croatia. Their data suggest that Neanderthals lived in small groups, but did not indicate the levels of inbreeding observed in analyses of other Neanderthals.

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