PerspectiveGenomics

New middle chapter in the story of human evolution

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Science  06 Sep 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6457, pp. 981-982
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay3550

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By comparing genetic information from extant humans worldwide, researchers have painted a broadstrokes picture of human prehistory. However, these data reveal only the oldest and most recent chapters of the story of human evolution. On page 999 of this issue, Narasimhan et al. (1) capitalize on recent advances in high-throughput genome sequencing techniques and access to well-preserved ancient human remains to write a key middle chapter of this story.

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