Svante Paabo wins Nobel Prize

In addition, he made the "sensational" discovery of the Denisovans, a previously undiscovered kin group.

His work advanced knowledge of human evolution and geographic dispersion.

 In the 1990s, research on deciphering the human genetic code advanced quickly. However, that called for fresh, pristine DNA samples.

Hominins, a subset of modern humans that includes Homo sapiens as well as our extinct relatives, were the focus of his research.

Biography of Svante Paabo