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At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries

Fascinating stuff.



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Scientists have found the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans’ biological history. But instead of neatly clarifying human evolution, the finding is adding new mysteries.

In a paper in the journal Nature, scientists reported Wednesday that they had retrieved ancient human DNA from a fossil dating back about 400,000 years, shattering the previous record of 100,000 years.

The fossil, a thigh bone found in Spain, had previously seemed to many experts to belong to a forerunner of Neanderthals. But its DNA tells a very different story. It most closely resembles DNA from an enigmatic lineage of humans known as Denisovans. Until now, Denisovans were known only from DNA retrieved from 80,000-year-old remains in Siberia, 4,000 miles east of where the new DNA was found.

The mismatch between the anatomical and genetic evidence surprised the scientists, who are now rethinking human evolution over the past few hundred thousand years. It is possible, for example, that there are many extinct human populations that scientists have yet to discover. They might have interbred, swapping DNA. Scientists hope that further studies of extremely ancient human DNA will clarify the mystery.

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SmackoverHawg
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Seems like all these fancy scientist don't know shite.


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So now instead of Neanderthal we'll say "Gosh he's such a Denisovan!"


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The mismatch between the anatomical and genetic evidence surprised the scientists, who are now rethinking human evolution over the past few hundred thousand years. It is possible, for example, that there are many extinct human populations that scientists have yet to discover. They might have interbred, swapping DNA. Scientists hope that further studies of extremely ancient human DNA will clarify the mystery.



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They might have interbred, swapping DNA





Image: http://www.landschaftsmuseum.de/Bilder/Neander_Gesicht-2.jpg



Cro Magnon Halle Berry?


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You're happy this guy died? Even I didn't think you'd sink this low.


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You're happy this guy died? Even I didn't think you'd sink this low.
Huh?


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Wow, that's a big deal as far as both human evolutionary and technological timelines go.


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Huh?


He is a little butt hurt over some thread last night where he "boomed" an abortion leads to titty cancer study.

Some folks made a deal over "booming" that
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Very interesting.

I wonder how for down the rabbit hole the age of humanity goes. I'd be stunned if it's more than 500,000 K.

To make things crazy, I hope it's a million years.

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THRILLHO


Did you just get banned?

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NC_Tigah


I can't see your Avi. Looks like you hit the monthly bandwidth limit PhotoBucket gives you. I recommend switching over to Imgur. It's free, very very easy to use and no bandwidth limit of any sort.


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He is a little butt hurt over some thread last night where he "boomed" and abortion leads to titty cancer study
But what's that got to do with me and me wanting some guy to die?


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You're happy this guy died? Even I didn't think you'd sink this low.
Are you talking about the 400,000 year-old guy? I mean, it was bound to happen sooner or later.


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lsutothetop
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You'd need to read the thread. I wouldn't worry about it, you're good.


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Sentrius
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He is a little butt hurt over some thread last night where he "boomed" and abortion leads to titty cancer study


Yep.

He posted a boom gif after posting an article that says abortion was found to help induce breast cancer.


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L.A.
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Wow, that's a big deal as far as both human evolutionary and technological timelines go.
Indeed. This is huge potentially.


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But what's that got to do with me and me wanting some guy to die?


You posted "popcorn"

He is STTTRRREETTCHIING to make the two emoticons to be equal.

It really is consistent......and goofy


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I say we clone the dude.


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Scientists hope that further studies of extremely ancient human DNA will clarify the mystery.


In English this means "we want more grant money".


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BTW I have not watched Hannity in a very long time but will to see Rand on tonight. Sean is irritating but he was right about Obama.

Re the OP you better get ready they may find proof that Jesus was real.


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