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Modern-day Melanesians — the indigenous inhabitants of the Melanesia region in Oceania — carry beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, according to a new study appearing in Science. While it is known that human ancestors interbred with archaic hominins, the influence of genetic exchange between these groups on human adaptation and evolution is not clear.

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