Jawbone sheds light on interbreeding

June 23, 2015 6:53 AM

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Washington - You may not know it, but you probably have some Neanderthal in you. For people around the world, except sub-Saharan Africans, about one to three percent of their DNA comes from Neanderthals, our close cousins who disappeared roughly 39 000 years ago.

Scientists said on Monday a jawbone unearthed in Romania, of a man who lived about 40 000 years ago, boasts the most Neanderthal ancestry ever seen in a member of our species.

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