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Nat Rev Genet. 2015 Jun;16(6):313-4. doi: 10.1038/nrg3954.

The diverse origins of the human gene pool.

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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany.

Abstract

Analyses of the genomes of Neanderthals and Denisovans, the closest evolutionary relatives of present-day humans, suggest that our ancestors were part of a web of now-extinct populations linked by limited, but intermittent or sometimes perhaps even persistent, gene flow.

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25982166
DOI:
10.1038/nrg3954
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