A reconstruction of the face of a juvenile female Denisovan, based on a skeletal profile reconstructed from ancient DNA molecule maps. Photo: Maayan Harel

Israeli scientists recreate skull of Neanderthal cousin using DNA

  • The genetic material for the project came from the finger bone of a female member of an extinct group of archaic humans known as the Denisovans
  • Modern-day humans did not evolve from Denisovans or Neanderthals, but our species interbred with both and picked up some genetic markers
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A reconstruction of the face of a juvenile female Denisovan, based on a skeletal profile reconstructed from ancient DNA molecule maps. Photo: Maayan Harel
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