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The genome of the offspring of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father

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Neanderthals and Denisovans are extinct groups of hominins that separated from each other more than 390,000 years ago1,2. Here we present the genome of 'Denisova 11', a bone fragment from Denisova Cave (Russia)3 and show that it comes from an individual who had a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father. The father, whose genome bears traces of Neanderthal ancestry, came from a population related to a later Denisovan found in the cave4-6. The mother came from a population more closely relate...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/s41586-018-0455-x

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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Journal website
Volume:
561
Issue:
7721
Pages:
113-116
Publication date:
2018-08-22
Acceptance date:
2018-06-18
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Pubs id:
pubs:948560
URN:
uri:aac42d11-0949-4aa3-8eae-e0e27be6f558
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uuid:aac42d11-0949-4aa3-8eae-e0e27be6f558
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pubs:948560

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