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Modern Melanesians harbour beneficial DNA from archaic hominins

Modern Melanesians harbour beneficial genetic variants that they inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, according to a new study published in Science. These...

Aboriginal Australians, Pacific Islanders carry DNA of unknown human species, research analysis suggests

People from Papua New Guinea and north-east Australia carry small amounts of DNA of an unidentified, extinct human species, a new research analysis has...

Denisovan DNA excavated in modern Pacific Islanders

The archaic Denisovan and Neanderthal DNA that persists in modern individuals from the Pacific islands of Melanesia could be a source of new information...