Tag: genes

Ancient Human Admixture

From The Seattle Times: (full article under Origins Category)

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Neanderthals may have died out 30,000 years ago, but new analyses from the University of Washington and Harvard confirm that genetic traces of the stocky cave-dwellers live on in most of us.

Working separately, two research teams probed the genomes of nearly 1,700 people from Europe and east Asia in the most comprehensive survey for DNA passed down from Neanderthals who mated with early Homo sapiens