A group of scientists conducted a study to determine what makes modern humans unique and unique by comparing the DNA of modern humans with the DNA of our extinct ancestors. Lived 40,000 to 50,000 years ago to neanderthals and denisovans and the DNA of 279 modern humans from different parts of the world.
The result revealed that modern humans are not as different from their ancestors as thought. Accordingly, modern human DNA only 7% is shared with all modern humans is not shared among our ancestors; that is, only 7% are unique to modern humans.
The goal is to find what makes the modern man special:
Actually, of course, it was known that modern humans shared some DNA with Neanderthals, but the aim of the research is to find genes unique to modern humans. Nathan Schaefer, a biologist at the University of California, and co-author of the paper, commented on the result: That’s a pretty small percentage. This kind of finding is that we humans are very different from neanderthals is the reason they get away from thinking“.
In addition, our genome A very small portion of 1.5% also found that it is both unique to our species and shared by all humans living today. The data obtained in the study are thought to contain important clues about what makes modern humans special.
One of the study’s authors, University of California biologist Richard Green, said: These regions of the genome related to neural development and brain function we can say that it is very rich in terms of genes“. The study was published in the journal Science Advances the other day.