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Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species

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A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment of DNA that seems to have come from another species that is currently unknown to science. The discovery suggests that there was rampant interbreeding between ancient human species in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago. But, far more significant was the finding that they also mated with a mystery species from Asia – one that is neither human nor Neanderthal. 

Scientists launched into a flurry of discussion and debate upon hearing the study results and immediately began speculating about what this unknown species could be.  Some have suggested that a group may have branched off to Asia from the Homo heidelbernensis, who resided in Africa about half a million years ago. They are believed to be the ancestors of Europe's Neanderthals. 

However others, such as Chris Stringer, a paleoanthropologist at the London Natural History Museum, admitted that they “don’t have the faintest idea” what the mystery species could be.

Traces of the unknown new genome were detected in two teeth and a finger bone of a Denisovan, which was discovered in a Siberian cave. There is not much data available about the appearance of Denisovans due to lack of their fossils' availability, but the geneticists and researchers succeeded in arranging their entire genome very precisely.

"What it begins to suggest is that we're looking at a 'Lord of the Rings'-type world - that there were many hominid populations," Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London.

The question is now: who were these mystery people that the Denisovans were breeding with?

By April Holloway

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Until now never thought about a Hobbit having sex with the Ogre but think Lukus got it right in the original StarWars bar scene where all the different species where drinking it up.
I will have to go read the data because there must be some similarity to something in the mystery genome,maybe to a Lemur,some flower or australopithecine. Saying non human or Neathandal is somewhat misleading.(also see,"#StarWars speed dating".)

So is this where those of us who have negative blood types come from?

Okay, it is now my turn. For all the people who claim there is no evidence of "grays", please read, "Secret Journey to Planet Serpo", A True Story of Interplanetary Travel, by Len Kasten. Be sure to use your open mind (not the one you use for everything else) while reading. After that, read all of Zechariah Sitchn's books regarding ancient humans and their origins. The piano joke is a joke. If one drops a piano down a mine shaft (and there is a miner standing down below), you will have "A flat" (musical reference) minor (liberty taken to hope you will get the joke) is a reference to someone standing below who is an employee of a mining corporation (or self-employed, or simply an explorer of some sort) called a miner. The joke is a play on words - minor/miner, A (musical note) flat (chord) minor (miner). Whew!

Rh neg blood cannot be cloned, or duplicated. Yes, it is rare but not the most rare. However it is the largest grouping of rare blood. all neg blood types are rare. If you have the rh factor you are from this planet. If you do not have the rh factor you have blood from someplace else. Is this what you are saying?

Also rh neg is the universal donor. However an rh neg person can only receive rh neg blood and there are no copies.

always questioning

It vindicates my stand that we did not overnite become humans but due to confluence of Alien DNA with our ancestors to become human beings.........some call then Aliens and some call them GODS

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