Neanderthals Interbred with Ancestors of Eurasians, New Study Confirms

April 8, 2014 7:08 PM

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Neanderthals Interbred with Ancestors of Eurasians, New Study Confirms

A new genetic study, published in the journal Genetics, supports the hypothesis that Neanderthals interbred with anatomically modern Homo sapiens in Eurasia.

Study co-author Dr Konrad Lohse from the University of Edinburgh explained: “our approach can distinguish between two subtly different scenarios that could explain the genetic similarities shared by Neanderthals and modern humans from Europe and Asia.”

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