Friday, May 7, 2010

A Little Neaderthal In The Family?

Svante Paabo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany has reported that there is evidence of Homo Sapiens and Neanderthals mating after all. Earlier reports were dismissed when it was found the the Neanderthal DNA was contaminated, but Paabo has taken steps to ensure his samples aren't and has, so far, mapped 60 percent of the Neanderthal genome.

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