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Archaic Genes in Modern People?

Science  22 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5721, pp. 490-491
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5721.490b

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN-- About 1200 researchers gathered near the shores of Lake Michigan here from 5 to 9 April. Two independent groups presented data from the X chromosome hinting that modern humans interbred with other human species sometime in the past: The teams found possible traces of archaic hominids in our genes.

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