Fuente: LA NACION
País/Región: SIBERIA – Internacional
An international team of scientists decoded the genome of one ancestor of man, the Denisovans, what make possible to understand how genetics materials are related to modern humans.
According to a publication in Science, the Denisovans have contributed to the genes that modern humans have now, but it changes depending of the population studied. For example, the Desinovans share more genes with individuals from Papua New Guinea than any other population.
The study also indicates that Denisovans behaved alleles (alternative form of the same gene) that today are associated with dark skin, brown hair and brown eyes.
The science knows about the denisovans since 2010; this kind of ancestor is also related to the Neanderthals.
The only parts of the Desinovans that were found are some molars and one piece of fossilized finger bone in Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia.
The researchers generated a list of recent changes in the human genome after the separation of the Denisovans.
By Rainforest Radio.