Scientists Pinpoint When Humans Had Sex With Neanderthals

October 25, 2014 1:39 PM

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Scientists Pinpoint When Humans Had Sex With Neanderthals

A study from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany offers a new answer.

For the study, researchers sequenced the genome of a 45,000-year-old modern human male, using a femur bone that was unearthed in 2008 near the small village of Ust’-Ishim in western Siberia. The genome sets the record for being the oldest of a modern human ever sequenced--and the researchers were th...

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