Friday, September 14, 2012

Inspiring Science: We've been wrong about when humans spread from Africa

Most of the interesting recent events in human evolution probably happened longer ago than we had thought, according to Aylwyn Scally and Richard Durbin of the Sanger Institute. In an opinion piece published in Nature Review Genetics this week, they re-examine the story of how humans left Africa, taking into account new data from several recent whole-genome studies.

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