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The Neandertal Genome Because Neandertals are much closer kin to us than are chimpanzees, which diverged from the human lineage 5 to 7 million years ago, matching Neandertal DNA against our own has the potential to reveal genetic changes that help define who we are. http://www.sciencemag.org/special/neandertal/feature/index.html

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Neanderthal genes ‘survive in us’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8660940.stm

 

 

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