Neandertal, modern human DNA deviates even more

By Ashley Yeager, 17:23 PM April 21, 2014

An analysis of genetic material from Neandertal remains from Spain, Croatia and Siberia suggests that the populations of this extinct hominid species were small and isolated compared with those of modern humans. Neandertals also experienced more changes to their skeletons but fewer changes in behavior and skin pigmentation than modern humans, researchers report April 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The team also identified six Neandertal genes related to the curve of...

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