The Combined Landscape of Denisovan and Neanderthal Ancestry in Present-Day Humans

  title={The Combined Landscape of Denisovan and Neanderthal Ancestry in Present-Day Humans},
  author={Sriram Sankararaman and Swapan Mallick and Nick Patterson and David Reich},
  journal={Current Biology},
Some present-day humans derive up to ∼5% [1] of their ancestry from archaic Denisovans, an even larger proportion than the ∼2% from Neanderthals [2]. We developed methods that can disambiguate the locations of segments of Denisovan and Neanderthal ancestry in present-day humans and applied them to 257 high-coverage genomes from 120 diverse populations, among which were 20 individual Oceanians with high Denisovan ancestry [3]. In Oceanians, the average size of Denisovan fragments is larger than… CONTINUE READING
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