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Human evolution: “She did SO marry a Neanderthal! Episode #3384

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"That's HIM! I swear it. Beat the stork, with days to go!"/Zagros Paleolithic

At ScienceDaily (July 17, 2011), we learn, “Non-Africans Are Part Neanderthal, Genetic Research Shows”:

Dr. Labuda and his team almost a decade ago had identified a piece of DNA (called a haplotype) in the human X chromosome that seemed different and whose origins they questioned. When the Neanderthal genome was sequenced in 2010, they quickly compared 6000 chromosomes from all parts of the world to the Neanderthal haplotype. The Neanderthal sequence was present in peoples across all continents, except for sub-Saharan Africa, and including Australia.

“There is little doubt that this haplotype is present because of mating with our ancestors and Neanderthals. This is a very nice result, and further analysis may help determine more details,” says Dr. Nick Patterson, of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, a major researcher in human ancestry who was not involved in this study.

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4 Replies to “Human evolution: “She did SO marry a Neanderthal! Episode #3384

  1. 1
    Joseph says:

    Didn’t you hear the latest latest?

    It seems aliens took 20% Neaderthal DNA and 80% of “their/ alien” DNA and created “human” workers.

    History Channel-> Ancient Astronauts

    Or is that old news?

  2. 2
    tsmith says:

    neanderthals R us

  3. 3
    Ilion says:

    Dr. Labuda and his team almost a decade ago had identified a piece of DNA (called a haplotype) in the human X chromosome that seemed different and whose origins they questioned.

    Some persons of XX-ness like to assert that persons of XY-ness, by virtue of that Y-chromosome, are “knuckle-dragging Neanderthals”. Is it now the scientific suggestion that Neanderthal-ness is actually correlated with possession of X-chromosomes? 😉

  4. 4
    Mung says:

    Can we luddites get our own chromosome?

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