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Researchers Track Humans to Common Ancestor

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Researchers Track Humans to Common Ancestor

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Researchers Track Humans to Common Ancestor

Researchers Track Humans to Common Ancestor

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NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with science writer Steve Olson about his article in the current issue of the journal Nature. With professors Joseph Change and Douglas Rohde, Olson writes that a new statistical model shows that all human beings have a common ancestor, who lived just 3,500 years ago.