This discovery led Svante Paabo to win his Nobel Prize

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Who is Svante Paabo

Svante Paavois a Swedish geneticist has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize for "discoveries about the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution".

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How did he help in understanding Human evolution?

Svante Paabo decoded the Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes, helping us understand human evolution. His work shows that we have Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA.

What is a genome?

A genome is all the genetic material of an organism. It is made up of DNA and contains genes and other elements that control the activity of those genes.

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Who are Neanderthals?

Neanderthals also Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans who lived in Eurasia until about 40,000 years ago.


Svante Paabo’s research

His work showed genomic alterations that lead to differentiation in humans and their relatives and that both Neanderthal and Denisovan genes are still present in modern humans.

Other works of Svante Paabo

Pääbo is known as one of the founders of paleogenetics. Paleogenetics uses genetics to study early humans and other ancient populations.

Other awards and achievements

In 2013, he was awarded the Gruber Genetics Prize. He won the Princess of Asturias Award for Scientific Research in 2018, the Japan Prize in 2020, and the Masry Prize in 2021.

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