A DNA Glimpse of an Egnimatic Human Relative 

EARLIER THIS YEAR, David Gokhman summoned a ghost. Gokhman, then a Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was attempting to piece together the skeleton of an enigmatic ancient human known as a Denisovan. But while the Denisovans likely lived in Asia for tens of thousands of years, researchers have only found meager fossil traces—a pinky bone, a skull fragment, a fractured jaw, and a few teeth. To give these specters form, Gokhman instead turned to the most compelling trace of their existence: their ancient DNA. 

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First human ancestors breastfed for longer than contemporary relatives 

By analyzing the fossilized teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, scientists have discovered that the first humans significantly breastfed their infants for longer periods than their contemporary relatives.

Source: First human ancestors breastfed for longer than contemporary relatives — ScienceDaily