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‘Ghost’ of mysterious hominin found in West African genomes

February 14, 2020 - General

Ancestors of modern West Africans interbred with a yet-undiscovered species of archaic human, similar to how ancient Europeans mated with Neanderthals, researchers report.

Credit: Zacarias Pereira da Mata/ShutterstockTheir work helps inform how archaic hominins added to the genetic variation of present-day Africans, which has been poorly understood, in part because of the sparse fossil record in Africa and the difficulty of obtaining…

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