Something old, something borrowed: admixture and adaptation in human evolution.

@article{Dannemann2018SomethingOS,
  title={Something old, something borrowed: admixture and adaptation in human evolution.},
  author={Michael Dannemann and Fernando Racimo},
  journal={Current opinion in genetics & development},
  year={2018},
  volume={53},
  pages={
          1-8
        }
}
The sequencing of ancient DNA from archaic humans-Neanderthals and Denisovans-has revealed that modern and archaic humans interbred at least twice during the Pleistocene. The field of human paleogenomics has now turned its attention towards understanding the nature of this genetic legacy in the gene pool of present-day humans. What exactly did modern humans obtain from interbreeding with Neanderthals and Denisovans? Was the introgressed genetic material beneficial, neutral or maladaptive? Can… CONTINUE READING

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