Neanderthal DNA May Still Affect Our Health and Habits

If you’re of Eurasian descent, about 3 percent of your DNA probably came from Neanderthals, and new research suggests that it could have a small effect on your health.

Roughly 50,000 years ago, when the ancestors of modern Eurasian people migrated north and east out of Africa, they encountered other hominins – members of different, but closely related, species. Researchers believe Neanderthals died out largely thanks to humans, through a combination of violence and competition for resourc

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