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The last pieces of a puzzling early meeting

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Science  25 Sep 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6511, pp. 1565-1566
DOI: 10.1126/science.abe2766

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Since the sequencing of the first Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes, genetic evidence has revealed an increasing number of admixture events between Homo sapiens and these archaic humans. However, scientists have lacked detailed information about Y chromosome sequences from our two closest relatives. Now, on page 1653 of this issue, Petr et al. (1) report intricate DNA sequencing data for Y chromosomes from less-than-well-preserved bones of male Neanderthals and Denisovans.

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