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Mating with Neanderthals Redux

Back in August I shared some research from Stanford about the presence of Neanderthal genes in the human genome.

As a follow-up, you may want to also watch this interesting TED Talk video from Svante Paabo, whose organization extracts and studies DNA from extinct species.

It’s important to keep in mind that sample sizes on this type of research are quite small, and this is still a hotly contested issue in the anthropology community. It’s still quite interesting, however!