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Algorithm reveals some of us have DNA from a mystery ancestor

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Genes from fossils show our ancestors had entanglements with both Neanderthals and an ancient group called Denisovans.

But new research suggests they also got it on with another mystery relative, whose DNA still exists in people today.

The software can identify segments of DNA that came from other species — even if it’s from an unknown source.

The researchers applied the algorithm to genomes from two Neanderthals, a Denisovan, and two African humans.

It found that 3% of the Neanderthal genome came from ancient humans, through interbreeding that occurred between 200,000 and 300,000 years ago.

More intriguingly, it also revealed that 1% of the Denisovan genome likely came from another unknown species.


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