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An evolving lineage

Analysis of ancient DNA shows that 1 to 4 percent of the genome of modern non-Africans was inherited from Neanderthal ancestors.


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Great-grandma was a Neanderthal
Article | With the help of a pinch of fossil bone dust, scientists have discovered that modern human beings interbred with Neanderthals tens of thousands of years ago, and that 1 to 4 percent of the genes carried by non-African people are traceable to the much-caricatured, beetle-browed cavemen.

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