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From: "Ian Logan" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Life, Jim,but not as we know it (was Fossil finger points to new h...
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:06:50 -0000
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Ann & List

The new paper mainly deals with the methodology by which
they obtained the new mtDNA sequence.
Unfortunately, they say very little about the actual results
- only sweeping conclusions.

Presumably the actual sequence will appear in time - but when ?
But from what is said, the hominid strain appears to be unlike
the neandertals, and even further from modern humans.

But until the sequence becomes available it is not be possible
to say just how novel this new hominid strain might be.

Ian


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Ann wrote:

John Hawks has some commentary in his blog:

http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/neandertals/neandertal_dna/denisova-krause-2010.html

Ann Turner

writes:
> If it's a new species, then the above doesn't have any meaning.


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