Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 1,350 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 409,462
Pageviews Today: 583,297Threads Today: 169Posts Today: 2,822
06:46 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

European and Asian genomes have traces of Neanderthal

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 29712547
Germany
12/13/2012 04:23 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
European and Asian genomes have traces of Neanderthal
Migrating humans interbred with Neanderthals after leaving Africa.

The genomes of most modern humans are 1–4% Neanderthal — a result of interbreeding with the close relatives that went extinct 30,000 years ago, according to work by an international group of researchers.

The team, led by Svante Pääbo, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, is reporting only 60% of the Neanderthal genome. But sequencing even this much of the genome was thought to be impossible just a decade ago.

"This will change our view of humanity," says John Hardy, a neuroscientist at University College London who was not involved in the research but studies genetic neurodegenerative diseases.


[link to www.nature.com]