The diverse origins of the human gene pool

Nat Rev Genet. 2015 Jun;16(6):313-4. doi: 10.1038/nrg3954.


Analyses of the genomes of Neanderthals and Denisovans, the closest evolutionary relatives of present-day humans, suggest that our ancestors were part of a web of now-extinct populations linked by limited, but intermittent or sometimes perhaps even persistent, gene flow.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Gene Flow
  • Genome, Human*
  • Humans
  • Neanderthals / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA