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Breathless Over New Finding Using Ancient DNA
July 11, 2014
With one very important exception Tibetans and their Han Chinese neighbors are genetically very similar, but that one difference makes all the difference. In the breathlessly thin air of the...
A Gift To Humanity
March 25, 2014
Here at 23andMe we have an interest in all things Neanderthal, so when none other than Svante Paabo authored the book Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes we had...
Find Your Inner Neanderthal
December 15, 2011
They had bigger brains and muscles, but for some reason Neanderthals died out about 30,000 years ago, while we modern humans survived. Why we, Homo sapiens, flourished and our Homo...
Analysis of Ancient DNA Suggests A Previously Unknown Type of Extinct Human Ancestor
March 24, 2010
Denisova cave from the outside. / Bence Viola. DNA isolated from a tiny bone fragment from the finger of a being that walked the earth between 30,000 and 50,000 years...