Most People Carry Neanderthal Genes

Most People Carry Neanderthal Genes

Neanderthals, a long-extinct species, survive today in the genes of almost everyone outside Africa, according to an international research team who offer the first molecular evidence that early humans mated and produced children in liaisons with Neanderthals.

Senh: Not surprising. Ok, so Neanderthals and early humans mated. What does this mean? There were once two co-existing human species. Since Neanderthals' brains were smaller, does this mean that we got dumber as a result? So Africans are the only untainted early humans?

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