Ancestors of Modern Humans Interbred With Extinct Hominins, Study Finds

Professor Jon Wakefield was a co-author on the paper "Excavating Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from the genomes of Melanesian individuals" published in Science. The paper developed methods that identified DNA inherited from multiple archaic hominin ancestors, providing insight on human expansion across Eurasia as well as genetic differences between these species. BBCNY Times coverage.