Svante Pääbo’s Medicine ‘or’ Physiology Nobel and the lineages of humanity

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology which was awarded to Svante Pääbo for his work on paleogenomics

New study reveals only up to 7% of the genome is unique in modern humans

Since the ancient period, modern humans have continued to evolve with changes occurring in their DNA. But the question is how unique are we?

China’s ‘Dragon Man’ skull may be from a Denisovan or a new human species

Commonly known as the ‘Dragon Man’, the ancient skull has sparked new excitement among the scientists studying the evolutionary history of humans

DNA from cave dirt now tells us how ancient humans lived

Prabir Purkayastha talks about how researchers were able to unearth Neanderthal DNA by excavating cave floors.

Ghost Population’ of archaic humans. ‘Ghost population’ of archaic humans found in modern day genes of people in West Africa

A new study published in Science Advances has found that in a few populations in West Africa, like the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Mende of Sierra Leone, some of their DNA contained variants that are not found in other living human populations.