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Study: All of humanity is descended from a single couple

  • Published at 08:50 pm November 25th, 2018
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All humans are descended from just two people and a catastrophic event almost wiped out all species 100,000 years ago, scientists claim

A new study revealed that all humans are descendants of the same man and woman who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

Our communal mother and father got together after a “catastrophic event” almost wiped out the human race, the Daily Mail reported of the study.

The researchers studied the DNA of five million animals, including humans, to come to their conclusions. They also found that every nine out of 10 animals come from the same original creatures.

The research showed that humans have very low genetic diversity and variants within the species, similar to many other animals.

The report comes out of Rockefeller University and the University of Basel, Switzerland, published in the journal “Human Evolution.”