Germany Researchers Announce Completion of Neanderthal Genome

Germany Researchers Announce Completion of Neanderthal Genome

Researchers from Germany made a declaration about finishing a rich in quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome. The genome will be readily available on the internet for the scientists to study and examine.

The researchers claimed that their genome is much more detailed than the formerly existing genome, which was developed by the same team three years back. The production of the genome has taken place from the remains of a toe bone found in a Siberian cave.

The team of researchers belongs to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. The institute explained that the new production has resulted in the determination of even the small differences between the copies of genes that the found Neanderthal individual inherited from its parents.

Svante Paabo, chief scientist, is now looking forward at comparing the new genome sequence to that of other Neanderthals and to another genome sequence of a Denisovan. Another extinct human species is termed as Denisovan.

A genome of Denisovan was formerly extracted from remains found in the same Siberian cave. Paabo said the production will be helping in knowing about many aspects of the history of both Neanderthals and Denisovans.

He said this knowledge will help in upgrading knowledge about the genetic changes that gradually occurred in the human beings after they got separated from the other two species.

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