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DNA OF SOME PAPUA NEW GUINEANS NOT TRACED TO ANY KNOWN HUMAN LINEAGE (see photos also)








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For purpose of insight, I will begin with a brief explanation on what DNA is all about. The DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a self-replicating material which is present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information, the fundamental and distinctive characteristics or qualities of someone or something, especially when regarded as unchangeable - vocabulary











 
If reports from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is anything to go by, then traces of a previously unknown extinct hominid species have been found in the DNA of the Melanesians, a race living in an area northeast of Australia that encompasses Papua New Guinea and the surrounding islands. This research is said to prove positive because the genetic modeling of the Melanesians has revealed different human ancestor that may be an extinct, distinct cousin of the Neanderthals. "Human history is a lot more complicated than we thought it was." According to researcher Ryan Bohlender, "We’re missing a population, or we’re misunderstanding something about the relationships,”







A computer analysis suggests that the unidentified ancestral hominid species found in Melanesian DNA is unlikely to be either Neanderthal or Denisovan, the two known predecessors of humankind to this point. This means we now have the third human predecessor which is the one newly found in the genetic information of the Melanesian. Archaeologists findings had indicate many Neanderthal fossils in Europe and Asia, and although the only Denisovan DNA comes from a finger bone and a couple of teeth discovered in a Siberian cave, both species are well represented in the fossil record.



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