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What New DNA Analysis Reveals about Inbreeding among Ancient Humans

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Researchers recently analyzed bones that date back more than 300,000 years that were found in Spain. Wall Street Journal science writer Robert Lee Hotz explains why the DNA in those bones reveals that inbreeding among ancient humans was more widespread than scientists had previously thought. 

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