Friday, May 7, 2010

Humans interbred with Neanderthals: genome analysis

Modern humans most likely interbred with Neanderthals, according to landmark genome analysis that shed light on how we evolved differently from our prehistoric cousins.

"We can now say that, in all probability, there was gene flow from Neanderthals to modern humans," said Richard Green of the University of California, Santa Cruz, one of the leaders of the research.

The research found that as much as four percent of the modern human genome seems to be from Neanderthals.

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