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The complete genome sequence of a Neanderthal from the Altai Mountains

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Title
The complete genome sequence of a Neanderthal from the Altai Mountains
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Nature, December 2013
DOI 10.1038/nature12886
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Kay Prüfer, Fernando Racimo, Nick Patterson, Flora Jay, Sriram Sankararaman, Susanna Sawyer, Anja Heinze, Gabriel Renaud, Peter H. Sudmant, Cesare de Filippo, Heng Li, Swapan Mallick, Michael Dannemann, Qiaomei Fu, Martin Kircher, Martin Kuhlwilm, Michael Lachmann, Matthias Meyer, Matthias Ongyerth, Michael Siebauer, Christoph Theunert, Arti Tandon, Priya Moorjani, Joseph Pickrell, James C. Mullikin, Samuel H. Vohr, Richard E. Green, Ines Hellmann, Philip L. F. Johnson, Hélène Blanche, Howard Cann, Jacob O. Kitzman, Jay Shendure, Evan E. Eichler, Ed S. Lein, Trygve E. Bakken, Liubov V. Golovanova, Vladimir B. Doronichev, Michael V. Shunkov, Anatoli P. Derevianko, Bence Viola, Montgomery Slatkin, David Reich, Janet Kelso, Svante Pääbo

Abstract

We present a high-quality genome sequence of a Neanderthal woman from Siberia. We show that her parents were related at the level of half-siblings and that mating among close relatives was common among her recent ancestors. We also sequenced the genome of a Neanderthal from the Caucasus to low coverage. An analysis of the relationships and population history of available archaic genomes and 25 present-day human genomes shows that several gene flow events occurred among Neanderthals, Denisovans and early modern humans, possibly including gene flow into Denisovans from an unknown archaic group. Thus, interbreeding, albeit of low magnitude, occurred among many hominin groups in the Late Pleistocene. In addition, the high-quality Neanderthal genome allows us to establish a definitive list of substitutions that became fixed in modern humans after their separation from the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovans.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 28 2%
Germany 13 <1%
United Kingdom 12 <1%
Brazil 7 <1%
Spain 7 <1%
France 6 <1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
Turkey 4 <1%
Canada 4 <1%
Other 34 2%
Unknown 1742 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 442 24%
Researcher 326 18%
Student > Bachelor 321 17%
Student > Master 233 13%
Professor 100 5%
Other 302 16%
Unknown 137 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 739 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 397 21%
Arts and Humanities 124 7%
Social Sciences 96 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 46 2%
Other 261 14%
Unknown 198 11%

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