Analysis of Ancient DNA Reveals Ancestor to Present-day Asians, Native Americans | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic analysis of remains from an early modern human unearthed from a cave in northern China suggests that humans living in that region about 40,000 years ago may be related to the ancestors of both modern-day Asians and Native Americans, researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Svante Pääbo reported in an online, early Proceedings of the National Academy of Science paper this week.

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