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Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows
19/07/2021 04:12 PM | Click to read full article
Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for more precise comparisons between the DNA of modern humans and that of our extinct ancestors.
Just 7 per cent of our genome is uniquely shared with other humans, and not shared by other early ancestors, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances.