Saturday, September 1, 2012

Genome of Human Predecessor Sequenced from Tooth

Denisovan Tooth.jpg
 
It seems that a prehistoric humanoid type has had it genes sequenced.  The discovery of a piece of a finger bone and 2 teeth were all that was discovered in 2008.
 
Using the DNA, scientists have concluded that modern humans are different in at least our brain functions, nervous systems, skin, eyes, and teeth.
 
I personally find it fascinating that all of this info was gleaned form 3 small pieces of a being that lived 30,000 to 80,000 years ago.
 

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