Neanderthal, human mixing had gene benefits, drawbacks

January 29, 2014 6:00 PM

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Neanderthal, human mixing had gene benefits, drawbacks

It's clear that Neanderthals and humans exchanged genes - and some of those genes still exist in the human gene pool.

The amorous unions between modern humans and Neanderthals may have led to sons who weren't much good at fathering children themselves, a new study suggests. The findings hint that hybrid boys were partially infertile or perhaps entirely sterile due to the incompatibility of human and Neanderthal DNA...

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