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Encounters with archaic hominins

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The presence of Neanderthal DNA fragments in the genomes of modern humans from Europe and East Asia indicates multiple episodes of interbreeding between Neanderthals and the ancestors of both populations.

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    • Fabrizio Mafessoni

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