Genome Discovery Shocks Scientists
Genetic blueprint contains far fewer genes than thought — DNA's importance downplayed
The publications include other surprising findings, such as the discovery that vast stretches of noncoding regions in human DNA — what has been called “junk DNA” — may actually play an important role in driving and recording evolution.
Eric Lander, a geneticist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a scientific leader of the Human Genome Project, sounded awestruck as he summarized the article he and his scientific allies published in Nature.
Modern forensic DNA techniques normally used to determine the identity of modern humans have been applied to a Neanderthal infant. This is only the second time molecular analysis of a Neanderthal has been possible and the first molecular analysis undertaken on a specimen that has been radio-carbon dated and shown to be alive at the same time as modern humans.
The results show that modern man was not in fact descended from Neanderthals,..
Le teorie passate non sono da disprezzare, ma ci hanno portato fino ad un certo punto, poi l'uomo per crescere deve accettare di rivedere le proprie convinzioni, qua sta il problema che magari porta a polemiche…quando l'uomo sente di essere privato della conoscenza perchè non fa comodo a qualcuno