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We Now Know Where the First Homo sapiens to Leave Africa Went

A recent multidisciplinary study has shed new light on a crucial period in the history of human migration, revealing that the Persian Plateau played a fundamental role as a hub for early Homo sapiens who expanded beyond their African homeland. This revelation, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, challenges previous ideas about the spread […]

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Denisovan Genetic Heritage Could Affect Mental Health of European and Asian Populations

A new study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) in Spain has revealed that modern humans outside of Africa inherited a genetic variant from the Denisovans, an extinct species related to Neanderthals, which may have helped them adapt to the cold during the expansion out of Africa around 60,000 years ago. […]