It also suggested that people in China at the time were already different from Europeans.
I'll bet this just thrilled the Chinese to no end. They seem to take great pride in their lineage, and in their uniqueness from the rest of us.
This find, and the development of new techniques stemming from it has many implications. Not the least of which would be back tracking, and using this
same technique on previous finds if it turns out to be repeatable and reliable. Looking toward the future, this has the potential to map the DNA of
everything that has ever lived on this Earth. Well, at least everything we can find.
Which of course, begs the question. Once they have this procedure, and others that come out of it, down to a fine art. What if they don't like what