Genome of a 50/50 Denisovan-Neanderthal Hybrid

(T J Runyon) #1

Looks like there is really cool stuff on the horizon

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Neanderthal Father and Denisovan Mother
(S. Joshua Swamidass) #2

Very exciting! Do we know the morphology yet?

(Mark M Moore) #3

Prediction: if it takes after the Denisovan side it will have a flat face. Morphology will be more like the Morocco finds, which were early Denisovans and not early H. Sapiens.

(S. Joshua Swamidass) #4

What do Denisovans have to do with this? I’m confused…

(Mark M Moore) #5

Josh your thread title does not match what is on his pic. The line on his graphic says Neanderthal/Denisovan offspring. Maybe that line on his pic is confusing?

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(T J Runyon) #6

It’s Neandertals and Denisovans. Not sapiens

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#7

I am not able to open this. Any way to send me the whole paper. The title is fascinating, and if true, would infer that there was a lot of interbreeding between Sapians and Neanderthals at that time. No one is lucky enough to find a fossil from a singular event.

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(T J Runyon) #8

It’s not a paper yet. It looks like it will be announced and released at a meeting.

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What conference? when?

(Guy Coe) #10

Is this the link?


Or, by the same researcher:

This may be old news to some, but I’ll reference this, as well, regarding interbreeding:

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(Guy Coe) #11

This is one the pseudogenes we’d want to check for…

(S. Joshua Swamidass) #12

Helpful post from @Joel_Duff:

Mitochondrial DNA differences between lineages of modern humans and Neanderthals.