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1. A species of extinct hominins in the genus Homo, thought to be closely related both to modern humans and to Neanderthals and to have lived in Eurasia from approximately 400,000 to 40,000 years ago.
2. An individual belonging to this species.
Of or relating to the Denisovans.

[After the Denisova Cave in Russia where remains of these humans were found in 2008.]
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In a paper published Thursday in the journal Cell, researchers explained they found "two distinct episodes of Denisovan genetic intermixing, or admixing, between" Homo sapiens and Denisovans, who are sometimes classified as a subspecies of modern humans.
Next, he elucidates the early history of hominids from a genomic perspective, showing how the interbreeding of humans leaving Africa approximately 50,000 years ago with Neanderthals (in what is now the European region) and with members of the Denisovan species (in the Asian sphere, from DNA found in the Denisova Cave in the mountains of Siberia) have produced the basic racial variations we now associate with Africa, Europe, and Asia/Oceania.
Reconstructing the DNA methylation maps of the Neandertal and the Denisovan.
We will generate genome-wide data from a large number of Neandertal and Denisovan individuals from across their geographical and temporal range as well as from other extinct hominin groups which we may discover.
But a new map of archaic ancestry suggests that many bloodlines around the world, particularly of South Asian descent, may actually be a bit more Denisovan, a mysterious population of hominids that lived around the same time as the Neanderthals.
The seventh edition incorporates new DNA sequencing methods and recent Neanderthal and Denisovan genome sequence results.
By comparing the DNA of chimpanzees, orangutans, a Neanderthal, and a Denisovan (another archaic human) with the genomes of more than 2,500 contemporary humans, including many with autism, Xander Nuttle, a member of Eichler's group, has been able to watch this area on the chromosome undergo dramatic changes through evolutionary history.
Washington, July 3 ( ANI ): A new study has found that the altitude adaptation in Tibet might have been caused by the introgression of DNA from extinct Denisovans or Denisovan-related individuals into humans.
For the new study, geneticists led by Liram Carmel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem started with DNA from limb bones: those of a living person, a Neanderthal and a Denisovan, an extinct human that lived in Eurasia during the Stone Age and whose remains -- a pinkie bone and a tooth, from a cave in Siberia -- were not discovered until 2010.
Other topics include the significance of Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes in human evolution, ethnographic research on modern business corporations, roma and gypsy ethnicity, organ transplantation, and radio fields.
lt;<Neanderthal and Denisovan retroviruses in modem humans>>, Current Biology 23 (2013) 994-995.
sapiens (122), as well as between Denisovan hominins and H.