Prof. Liran Carmel's team used ancient DNA data derived from the finger bone of a Denisovian girl as well as from two Neanderthals, five ancient and 55 present-day Homo sapiens, and five chimps.
Researchers looked for differences in activity levels for specific genes that could affect anatomical traits, which in turn hinted at differences in appearance for those traits.
The team identified 32 traits that gave them clues to the Denisovan skeleton and overall appearance.
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