See what scientists and researchers are learning from ancient DNA.
Darryl Leja, NHGRI
Modern humans originated in East Africa 200,000 years ago.
Genomics has shown that ancient hominids contributed to our DNA.
Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution
Genomics is the newest tool for looking deep into our genomic ancestry.
Belen Hurle, Ph.D NHGRI
Our genomes have been changing in small ways that link our ancestors to times and places.