First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past

January 22, 2020 - General

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.

General view of the excavation of Shum Laka’s rockshelter (Grassfields region of Cameroon). This site was home to a
human population that lived in the region for at least five millennia and bore little genetic relatedness to the people
who live in the region today. Analysis of…

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