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    1/2 Neanderthal 1/2 Denisovan DNA

    I came across this article today on AtlasObscura, published 2 days ago. Iím sure the majority of the members here have more insight into the story than I can provide, but it was an interesting read so I wanted to at least share.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...ovan-offspring

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    The surprise is that they assume this is an F1 hybrid. In other words, literally a child of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father. So this sample *is* the admixture event. How big is the chance that you actually find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by epoch View Post
    The surprise is that they assume this is an F1 hybrid. In other words, literally a child of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father. So this sample *is* the admixture event. How big is the chance that you actually find it?
    They also found that the father of the F1 girl had admixture, and they conclude that admixture might have been quite common, given that they found two instances of admixture in a small sample size.

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