TV News LIES

Thursday, Aug 21st

Last update03:42:30 AM GMT

You are here News Science Fossil Finger DNA Points to New Type of Human

Fossil Finger DNA Points to New Type of Human

Fossil finger DNA points to new type of humanContinued study of an approximately 40,000 year old finger bone from Siberia has identified a previously unknown type of human — one that may have interbred with the ancestors of modern-day Melanesian people.

The fossil scrap — just the tip of a juvenile female’s finger — was discovered in 2008 during excavations of Denisova cave in Siberia’s Altai Mountains. Anatomically, it looks like it could have belonged to a Neanderthal or a modern human.

But, in an initial announcement published in April in Nature, a team of scientists led by geneticist Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology concluded the bone belonged to a distinct population of humans that last shared a common ancestor with Neanderthals and our species about a million years ago.

The new study, published by Pääbo and colleagues Dec. 22 in Nature, provides further evidence that Denisova cave was home to unique humans. The researchers analyzed genetic sequences recovered from the nuclei of cells, which offer better resolution of relationships than the mitochondrial samples used in the previous research

. The Denisova DNA sequences were closest to the Neanderthals, indicating they shared a more recent common ancestor with Neanderthals than with us.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Maryam Mirzakhani first woman to win Fields Medal mathematics prize

Fields Prize in MathFor the first time in history, the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics --...

Rosetta spacecraft makes historic rendezvous with rubber-duck comet 67P/CG

Rosetta circles cometA European spacecraft has become the first in history to rendezvous with a comet after a...

IBM's TrueNorth computer chip mimics the human brain

truenorth computer chipIBM today unveiled what it's calling the world's first neurosynaptic computer chip, a processor that mimics...

This Filter Could Bring Clean Water to Everyone on Earth

clean water filterFor years, residents of the developed world have enjoyed access to clean, on-demand drinking water. It's...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!