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Neandertal genome yields evidence of interbreeding with humans

After years of looking, geneticists are shocked to find a link

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2:48pm, May 6, 2010

Some people don’t just have a caveman mentality; they may actually carry a little relic of the Stone Age in their DNA.

A new study of the Neandertal genome shows that humans and Neandertals interbred. The discovery comes as a big surprise to researchers who have been searching for genetic evidence of human-Neandertal interbreeding for years and finding none.

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