Skip to 0 minutes and 16 secondsFor most of the 20th century, it was commonly believed that different groups of humans had evolved separately, in different regions, beginning about two million years ago. In 1987, groundbreaking research revealed that all living humans carried mitochondrial DNA in their cells that dated back to a single woman who had lived just 200,000 years ago. This woman was dubbed "mitochondrial Eve."
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