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Science  19 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5776, pp. 983
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5776.983b

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In a Technical Comment published online by Science this week (, a few paleoanthropologists make the case that the bones of the bizarre 1-meter-tall hominid from the Indonesian island of Flores are nothing more than diseased modern humans. (Read more.)