Saturday, May 08, 2010

Neanderthal genome reveals interbreeding with humans

"The Old Man"Image via Wikipedia

"How closely are Neanderthals related to us?

They are so closely related that some researchers group them and us as a single species. "I would see them as a form of humans that are bit more different than humans are today, but not much," says Svante Pääbo, a palaeogeneticist at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, whose team sequenced the Neanderthal genome."

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