Non-African Humans are Part Neanderthal

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by Jan van der Crabben
published on 19 July 2011
While it was previously thought that humans and neanderthals never mixed, Wired reports that a recent DNA study of both human and neanderthal DNA has revealed the opposite. In non-African humans there is a part of DNA that is neanderthal in origin, which proves that there was human-neanderthal coexistence and reproduction.

Doctor Damian Labuda of the University of Montreal's Department of Pediatrics and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and team report:
"We provide evidence of a notable presence (nine percent overall) of a Neanderthal-derived X chromosome segment among all contemporary human populations outside Africa"


Posted by Jan van der Crabben on July 19, 2011, 07:54.

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  • Eduardo Montes wrote on 21 July 2011 at 19:39:

    This is very interesting. Could this prove any relationship between human and neanderthal DNA?

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