In a stunning technical feat, an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of an archaic Siberian girl 31 times over, using a new method that amplifies single strands of DNA. The sequencing is so complete that researchers have as sharp a picture of this ancient genome as they would of a living person’s, revealing, for example that the girl had brown eyes, hair, and skin. “No one thought we would have an archaic human genome of such quality,” says Matthias Meyer, a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. “Everyone was shocked by the counts. That includes me.”
So, they’ve uncovered 50,000 years worth of human development (adaptation, maybe some evolution) from a genome.
When science develops more, could we de-evolve humanity to see what we looked like hundreds of thousands years before we became what we are today?
By the way, the human genome project was led by a devout Christian scientist (Francis Collins) who accepts evolution as a valid explanation of human origins and holds a serious view of Scripture… the way it should be.