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In Science this week, an international team reports analyzing DNA of ancient humans from Northern Africa, revealing a lack of relatedness to ancient Europeans that counters the hypotheses of gene flow from Paleolithic Europeans into Late Pleistocene North Africans. The researchers sequenced DNA extracted from the bone matter of several 15,000-year-old individuals who lived in what is now Morocco, and compared their results to genomic data on other ancient and modern individuals.

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