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In Science this week, an international research team publishes a genetic study of Homo floresiensis, an extinct species of pygmies that arose twice and independently tens of thousands of years apart on the Indonesian island of Flores. The scientists generated genome-scale SNP data and whole-genome sequences from a group of modern-day pygmy humans living near the site on Flores whereH.

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