Interesting Genetic Finding
Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:07 pm
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/02/g ... altitudes/
Gene from extinct human species helps Tibetans thrive at high-altitudes
This version of the EPAS1 gene is nearly identical to one found in Denisovans, a lineage related to Neanderthals – but is very different from other people today.
Denisovans are known from a single finger bone and two teeth found in a Siberian cave. DNA testing on the 41,000-year-old bone indicated Denisovans were distinct from our species and Neanderthals.