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Interesting Genetic Finding

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:07 pm
by Minimalist ... altitudes/
Gene from extinct human species helps Tibetans thrive at high-altitudes
This version of the EPAS1 gene is nearly identical to one found in Denisovans, a lineage related to Neanderthals – but is very different from other people today.

Denisovans are known from a single finger bone and two teeth found in a Siberian cave. DNA testing on the 41,000-year-old bone indicated Denisovans were distinct from our species and Neanderthals.