Genetic analysis reveals that bizarre extraterrestrial skeleton isn't extraterrestrial

This is Ata, a bizarre, tiny mummified skeleton found in a deserted mining town in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2003. Just six inches tall, Ata has been described as an extraterrestrial, unidentified primate, or deformed human, depending on who you ask. Now, genomic analysis has determined that it's the latter. According to researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University, "Ata's peculiar phenotype... likely results from multiple known and novel putative gene...

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