Immune system of modern Papuans shaped by DNA from ancient Denisovans

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Modern Papuans’ immune system likely evolved with a little help from the Denisovans, a mysterious human ancestor who interbred with ancient humans, according to a new study led by Irene Gallego Romero of the University of Melbourne, Australia, published December 8, 2022, in the open access journal PLOS Genetics.

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