Some incredible DNA research was reported recently: we now have a better-quality genome from a few fragments of Denisovan bone found since 2008 than we have from all the Neanderthal bones found in history. And as with Neanderthal genes in all populations outside Africa, some of those Denisovan genes persist in Pacific and Asian populations today.
This is the kind of news you stumble across when you’re spotting untapped words to write limericks about.
In the frosty Siberian ground,
A Denisovan pinky was found.
Its genes have revealed
The truth it concealed:
Descendants, still roaming around.