Ancient East Asians mixed and mingled multiple times with Neandertals

More interbreeding may explain higher level of Neandertal DNA compared with Europeans

Neandertal sketch

INTERMINGLE  Ancestors of East Asians may have interbred more with Neandertals (illustration shown) than European forbearers did, leading today’s East Asians to carry slightly more DNA from the extinct human relatives than modern Europeans do.

Hermann Schaaffhausen/Wikimedia Commons

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