Ancient Humans Had Same Sense of Smell, But Different Sensitivities

Duke lab built Neanderthal, Denisovan smell receptors, tested them in a dish

A reconstruction of a neanderthal woman's face

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Funding for this research came from the National Institutes of Health (K99DC018333, DC014423, DC016224) and the US National Science Foundation (1550409, 1556207)