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Which Genes Did We Get From Neandertals?


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Neandertal female face

Great-great-great-Grandma? Living people may carry more genes from Neandertal females, like the one in this artist's reconstruction, than from Neandertal males.

Credit: Joe McNally

Tens of thousands of years ago along the balmy Mediterranean coast, or in some desert oasis in the Middle East, a hunky Neandertal male lusted after a modern human maiden.

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