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Oldest Homo sapiens Genome Pinpoints Neandertal Input

Science  28 Mar 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6178, pp. 1417
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6178.1417

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At a meeting, researchers announced the oldest sequenced genome of a modern human, taken from the thighbone of a man who lived in Siberia 45,000 years ago. The as-yet unpublished bone and genome are yielding new insight into when moderns interbred with our extinct cousins, the Neandertals.