‘Ghost’ Ancestor Detected in DNA of Today’s West Africans

Yoruba and Mende have up to 19-percent genomic contribution from unidentified archaic human, who may have survived until recently. You might have a signal from it in your DNA too

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An unknown hominin made a substantial contribution to the genome of modern West Africans, a new study has demonstrated. The genetic signal of this unknown ancestral species has been identified in four groups...