Thursday, May 18, 2006

Neanderthal Yields Nuclear DNA

Neanderthal Yields Nuclear DNA
Preliminary analysis shows the bundle of DNA responsible for maleness in the Neanderthal—its Y chromosome—is very different from modern human and chimpanzee Y chromosomes; more so than for the other chromosomes in the genome.

This might suggest that little interbreeding occurred between our own species and the Neanderthals.

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