The human condition-a molecular approach.

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Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Pääbo, Svante
Year of Publication: 2014
Journal: Cell
Volume: 157
Issue: 1
Pagination: 216-26
Date Published: 2014 Mar 27
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1097-4172
Keywords: Animals, Biological Evolution, Culture, Genome, Genome, Human, Hominidae, Humans, Sequence Analysis, DNA

Research into when and where modern humans originated and how they differ from, and interacted with, other now-extinct forms of human has so far been the realm of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists. However, over the past decade, molecular geneticists have begun to study genomes of extinct humans. Here, I discuss where we stand today with respect to understanding how modern humans came to differ from Neandertals and other human forms that existed until about 30,000 years ago.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.036
Alternate Journal: Cell