Oldest Human DNA Ever Sequenced Could Rewrite Human Evolutionary Tree

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It now seems like the Sima de los Huesos remains were likely from Neanderthals.

Researchers have managed to sequence a section of the oldest human DNA ever, taken from the 430,000-year-old teeth and thigh bones of fossils found in northern Spain. What they’ve been able to determine from this impressive feat could rewrite the evolutionary tree of ancient human species, including those that eventually gave rise to us.

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