The Diversity of the African Genome & Traces of an Unknown Hominin

We sequenced the whole genomes of five individuals in each of three different hunter-gatherer populations at >60× coverage and identify 13.4 million variants, substantially increasing the set of known human variation. We found evidence of archaic introgression in all three populations, and the distribution of time to most recent common ancestors from these regions is similar to that observed for introgressed regions in Europeans.

We sequenced the whole genomes of five individuals in each of three different hunter-gatherer populations at >60× coverage and identify 13.4 million variants, substantially increasing the set of known human variation. We found evidence of archaic introgression in all three populations, and the distribution of time to most recent common ancestors from these regions is similar to that observed for introgressed regions in Europeans.

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