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Saturday, January 9, 2016
Neanderthal genes 'boosted our immunity'
We may owe our ability to fight disease to our extinct relatives - the Neanderthals and Denisovans.
According to a pair of scientific studies, key genes in the immune system come from our ancient "cousins".