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Ancient Man & Modern Man

Recent advances in the study of ancient genomes now allow scientists to study parts of the epigenetic code in our ancient forbears and compare it to patterns in present-day humans. A study in the May 2, 2104 issue of Science by an international team reconstructed parts of the epigenetic code in both Neanderthals and Denisovans. They discovered changes that may have led to our modern forms, adding another page to the story of human evolution.

Date:May 28, 2014
Credit:Jonathan Bailey, NHGRI
Dimensions:1800 x 1650
File Size:1.5 Mb
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