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By studying the genomes of modern-day West Africans and two species of archaic humans, scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, have discovered evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unidentified group of archaic humans. As reported in Science Advances, the researchers compared the genomes of four populations of West Africans with those of Neanderthals and Denisovans, two species known to have bred with early humans.

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