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DNA Suggests Genetic Material Moved from Archaic Humans to Anatomically Modern Humans in Africa

Caption: National Science Foundation-funded scientists studied DNA sequence data from three sub-Saharan African populations to test whether their ancient, anatomically-modern relatives interbred with "archaic" humans inside Africa.

Credit: 2011 Jupiter Images Corporation

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