Modern humans inherited an immunity-boosting gene variant from Denisovans • Earth.com
Experts at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered that Denisovans passed along a gene variant to modern humans that heightened immune reactions.
Virginia T. Ladd
Modern humans inherited an immunity-boosting gene variant from Denisovans •
‘The gene variant that modern humans inherited from Denisovans increases a range of immune reactions and inflammatory responses, including those that protect humans from disease-causing microbes’